Scrutator yet to see the point
Larona. IN response to “If I were Ntate Motsoahae. . . I would head to Ha Abia yesterday” ( Lesotho Times 31 March 2016) I again respond to Scrutator’s whining and an unmet need for a playmate to her mud-slinging game, this time about my leader ( Ntate Thabane).
I respond because she charged that I had a misunderstanding and she deeply annoyed me on the issue of names. Four times she tried and failed my names, and on two occasions incorrectly spelt Ntate Motsoahae. And this is one columnist that I take seriously enough to reply.
I hold her to account, seeing that she writes with one foot off the ground and her mind hazed with contempt for her subjects. I could not be her classmate at journalism school, but it’s a serious contempt and derogation for a columnist to repetitively misspell her subjects’ names.
I can already hear her groan and justify that she and I are in a deliberate spell-error contract since her first article. But she never signaled on the trend taking on personal names, especially of Ntate Thabane who is not, and cannot be in this mud-sling.
Let me decongest my annoyance and get to the few points that we seem to mutually agree for progress’ sake.
First, we agree that the opposition MPS’ boycott of Parliament was not a futile endevour.
Secondly, it resulted Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili admitting that ‘ rea hlokanang’ (we need each other) unless Scrutator thinks that the realization applies only to the seven party coalition government.
Third, we agree that the assassination of Lt-gen Maaparankoe Mahao is the only reason SADC’S Dr Lawrence-tax was on the front-page of a recent edition of the Lesotho Times. Hence, fourth is the common knowledge that Ntate Mosisili and company still do not have a road-map nor a progress report befitting a sitting government.
Fifth, Scrutator and I agree that Ntate Mosisili is utterly hopeless to address his own seven-headed monster’s failure to comply with the terms of the SADC Communique of January 2016.
We also agree, sixth, that a recent UNAU Communique of March 2016 projects the spirit of the SADC Communique on Lesotho’s insecurity. Seventh - as in the seven headed monster that is our current government — we still agree to disagree with my mud-sling counterpart Screwtator.
Our disagreement is no longer on whether or not opposition MPS go to Parly, but on whether or not Ntate Thabane comes home. Deep in her article, Scrutator’s own paralysis of analysis (as stated by Ntate Mosisili’s Political Advisor visor Fako Likoti in another article e in the Lesotho Times) argues that Ntate Kamoli has the common sense nse and logic to see the point of sparing my leaders’ life.
The analysisysis unveils Scrutator’s hollow view of issues and I note that first, rst, she uses neither science nor history to base her views, or shehe would know Einstein’s (who I doubtbt she’s heard of) theory that “logic getsets you from… A to B, but imagination gets you everywhere”.
Does she know in what traffic jam the common n sense of Bo- Ntate Mosisili and Kamoli were stuck on 25 June 2015 when Mahaoao was assassinated at Mokema? ? No. So, she regurgitates s the very logic that she e tries to make me swallow. I will have that logic over my dead body and only by enema.
Second, ourur history should have taught Scru that Ntate Ntsu came home after 23 years in exile in Gaborone, (not Ficksburg) to a landslide victory in the 1993 election.
I cast my maiden vote while Scru was probably just starting pre-school, unless she is an old lady who has yet to make sense of Lesotho’s corpus-politik.
She knows that history repeats itself, and Ntate Tom will come home to his second election victory. It won’t take that long, nor will it be a landslide, but a flushing of Size 2 and DJ Waters, and will crush the seven-headed monster into the finest political dust.
Fact: the more Ntate Thabane stays in Ficksburg, the stronger we have shown and will remain to be. A PS friend of mine who was a hater of the congress ideology and of Ntate Ntsu in particular, now adores Size 2 and accuses Ntate Thabane of being a sympathy-monger by staying in Ficksburg.
It is as if sympathy is taboo or staying where you feel safer for your followers, friends and family is a crime. I understand a little of my friends’ selfish-belly motive but I have much bigger trust in Ntate Thabane’s judgment regarding his own welfare.
The politics are that the ABC holds rallies every Sunday and Scrutator hardly sees any DC or LCD rally of note. It’s the (false) neo-congress that we see with Size 2 today — a political self-castration that comes and goes only with positions paid for by the taxpayers. He arrogantly wasted an inheritance of 80-strong head of political cattle that the old-man Ntate Ntsu left in his guardianship.
He invented all sorts of chicaneries to deceive the people into thinking he loved our country. While Scru and I do the mud-sling, his once strong fort is well and truly crumbled.
He will have to account to the ancestors of the (true) congress on how and why in his charge, the congress family scattered like snooker balls and Basotho unity left derelict, why now opposition (a hallmark of democracy) feels unsafe enough to flee again (as in 1970) and why a commander of LDF (Lt-gen Mahao) was killed and no one held to account and why another commander (Scrutator’s King Kamoli) has usurped civilian power.
For these indictments, Size 2 will walk alone and in shame past the gates of heaven to his deserved destination, and he will again quiver with fear as he did when booed by opposition MPS in February 2016 in Parly.
But Scrutty wants to keep Size 2. She wants a quick-fix wherein 1) Ntate Tom first and quickly (as in yesterday, she wrote), comes home; 2) King Kamoli suddenly has the uncommon sense to stay cool; 3) Size 2 lives his ironies of ’sechaba ke poho’ and then self-contradicts ‘ke p pana poho e bohla’ and continues to misgove misgovern Lesotho through our 50th Independence A Anniversary. She wants to see the nation con continue to starve and remain (as per the UN UN-SADC Communique of March, 2016) in tangotan with Somalia as two examples of very b bad governance, chronic poverty and disease disease, whose economic and social indicators nee need resuscitation.
Evidently, the US now has big doubts investing in Lesotho b because of Size 2’s dictatorial governance. SADC is pissed off, SA is tired of him (desp (despite Zuma’s own faults), and the people of L Lesotho are deeply frustrated. Size 2 squarely blames Ntate Tom for the myriad of fiasc cos in government, and only because of the 2012-2015 tenure.
He is not accounting for Lt-gen Mahao. How can he account for Ntate Tom should we risk buying Scru’s blind optimism and lose him? We all want him back home, but Scru’s timing is naive and much too optimistic. In conclusion Editor, Scrutator affirms that if she were Ntate Tom, she would just risk and come home to a government who take no action on a long list of killings of its own people.
She wants the All Basotho Convention leader to be another litmus test of how things went with bo- Ntate Baholo (who literally asked for help through a window), Ramahloko, and many others. Now we speak Lt. Gen. Mahao. The only reason Ntate Kamoli would not harm Ntate Thabane would be if he is tired of having the LDF accused of killing its own people, not because his puppets (not principals) at DC/ LCD fear the consequences enough to want Ntate Tom off.
That’s because they fear that he will (yes he will) return to power in Gods time and will, to straighten a few things out.
Scru, if, as you seem tired of writing for Lesotho Times — the paper whose name says it all — go home, rest your pen and rethink your days in journo school. Now that’s some sense and logic.
And when you begin to see the point of it all, one by one of opposition MPS will come and share a milkshake (a yet un-kept promise), and change the topic to something more realistic. Monaphathi Maraka MP
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