Show us those am­ple pos­te­ri­ors please…

Lesotho Times - - Scrutator -

SO those well-en­dowed fe­males in the once ven­er­a­ble Le­sotho Congress for Democ­racy (LCD) want to strip off and pa­rade in their birth­day suits. They will be do­ing this to protest what they per­ceive as the lack of sat­is­fac­tory progress in the in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the fa­tal shoot­ing of Ntate Mot­soa­hae’s wife, Lipolelo Tha­bane. Th­ese reck­less ladies also say they want to ex­pose all their bits around Maseru to press for the ap­point­ment of an in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tor into Mme Lipolelo’s killing.

There is no doubt that the shoot­ing of Mme Lipolelo at her Ha ‘Masana home on 14 June 2017 was most tragic. The killing of any hu­man be­ing in cold blood is al­ways rep­re­hen­si­ble. That’s why Lady Scru­ta­tor has al­ways railed against the un­couth mur­der­ers within our midst. I there­fore hope and pray that any­one be­hind Mme Lipolelo’s fa­tal shoot­ing will be ap­pre­hended and face the full wrath of the law.

How­ever, for the LCD women’s league to ex­pose their naked­ness be­cause of the per­ceived lack of progress in the in­ves­ti­ga­tions of Mme Lipolelo’s killing is a bit rich. Since when has pub­lic strip­ping made any­one paragons of virtue? Are they not moth­ers? What would their chil­dren think upon see­ing them naked? Even the well-sculpted Lady Scru­ta­tor will not treat the pub­lic to a free body view­ing be­cause she knows very well about the virtues of de­cency. What more for those who are aes­thet­i­cally chal­lenged- it must be a gar­ish sight even if they were to strip down to green and black biki­nis to re­tain a mod­icum of de­cency.

Who are they aiming to im­press? It is well and good for th­ese women to be­moan what they per­ceive as the lack of progress in the in­ves­ti­ga­tions and to push their ar­gu­ment that “by now the sus­pects should have been ap­pre­hended”. This im­plies they know the sus­pects? So why are they not re­port­ing them to the po­lice to ex­pe­dite the course of jus­tice? Any­way in the name of free­dom of speech, let’s de­fend the rights of th­ese LCD women’s lea­guers to speak their minds on what they per­ceive as the slow progress in the in­ves­ti­ga­tions of Mme Lipolelo’s fa­tal shoot­ing.

But surely th­ese women know of one Maa­parankoe Ma­hao, a young and very promis­ing sol­dier, who was mer­ci­lessly and bru­tally moored on 25 June 2015. The scum­bags be­hind th­ese das­tardly acts are well known. They are still roam­ing the streets freely. Since Ntate Ma­hao’s grisly mur­der more than two years ago, th­ese scum­bags have prob­a­bly gulped down tonnes of beer cans, con­sumed thou­sands of sheep and goats and one mil­lion eggs. They are liv­ing large. Yet the Ma­hao fam­ily lan­guish in sad­ness, hav­ing lost a lov­ing father. Ntate Ma­hao’s chil­dren now have a sin­gle par­ent, robbed of their lov­ing father per­ma­nently.

Of all the bad things that have hap­pened in this coun­try, I can­not think of any­thing worse than the man­ner in which Ntate Maa­parankoe Ma­hao was slain. It is now about 26 months since Ntate Ma­hao was mur­dered. Has any­one out there ever seen th­ese “paragons of virtue” in the LCD women’s league rais­ing a fin­ger? Have they ever threat­ened a nude protest over the lack of progress in ar­rest­ing Ntate Ma­hao’s killers?

On 30 Au­gust 2014, a bunch of un­washed thugs stormed sev­eral po­lice sta­tions and claimed the life of Ntate Mokhe­seng Ramahloko. His only crime was to have been on duty that day. The rin­gleader of th­ese thugs is still there and well known. On 30 Au­gust 2017, Le­sotho will mark three years since the slay­ing of Ntate Ramahloko. Have the “paragons of virtue” in the LCD women’s league ever both­ered? Have they held a strip show to protest the lack of sat­is­fac­tory in­ves­ti­ga­tions into Ntate Ramahloko’s slay­ing? If they have, where did they hold their nude protest? Can any­one out there help Scru­ta­tor?

Many other Ba­sotho were cal­lously mur­dered dur­ing the pe­riod of mad­ness dur­ing the life of the former gov­ern­ment and “paragons of virtue” in the LCD women’s league seem to have seen no evil, heard no evil and there­fore have never spo­ken any evil. Or could it be that they re­gard th­ese vic­tims as less hu­man?

Con­sider this com­ment at the press con­fer­ence by, Li­neo Tlali, the head of the so called LCD women’s league; “She ( Mme Lipolelo) was a prom­i­nent per­son and we think that by now the as­sailants would have been found be­cause the gov­ern­ment said the past regime was ‘a regime of killers’.

“We have writ­ten to the Min­is­ter of Po­lice and copied the let­ter to the Le­sotho Fed­er­a­tion of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and Women and Law in South­ern Africa (WLSA), whose re­sponses we are ea­gerly await­ing.

“We want them to help us make noise about this killing, and if our griev­ances are not re­sponded to, in the month of Au­gust, we shall take to the streets naked if that’s what it takes for women get pro­tec­tion in our own coun­try.”

Idid not know whether to laugh, cry or faint, af­ter read­ing th­ese re­marks. Re­ally Ntate Ma­hao? Are you say­ing Ntate Ma­hao was an in­con­se­quen­tial per­son?

What­ever you and your acolytes are smok­ing is cer­tainly nox­ious. Don’t be sur­prised if all the or­gan­i­sa­tions you men­tioned refuse to dig­nify your warped cor­re­spon­dence with a re­sponse. Did you mail, post or courier the let­ters? I bet if you posted them, the post­man will smell a rat and refuse to de­liver them? Luck­ily for you, there are no post­men in Le­sotho; thanks to your party’s long ten­ure of in­com­pe­tence which did not even al­low for paved roads and street names in the cap­i­tal.

Not to be out­done at the press con­fer­ence, Mme Tlali’s deputy, one ’Maeket­sang ’Molotsi, who sounded like she had just de­scended from her own very Planet Molotsi went fur­ther: “The time has come for us to start a fund which will help us to pay pri­vate inves- tiga­tors on this mat­ter.

“If a per­son of that sta­tus can be killed and we all go silent, that then means that we are all not safe in this coun­try.”

Again Mme, if all the peo­ple who were mur­dered at the be­hest of well-known ring lead­ers could be killed and noth­ing was done, are we safe in this coun­try?

The killing of Mme Lipolelo was tragic. In­deed, Scru­ta­tor hopes the killers are found and pros­e­cuted. But why haven’t you ever gone nude over the lack of ar­rest of the mur­der­ers of bon­tate Ma­hao and Ramahloko by killers who are well known and are still roam­ing our streets? Why haven’t you ever men­tioned the at­tempted killing of Ntate Khothatso Tšooana and Mme Li­a­biloe Tha­bane who sur­vived by the grace of God when thugs bombed their houses and caused se­vere dam­ages and in­juries. If that un­couth and in­hu­man ring leader had had his way, whole fam­i­lies could have been killed dur­ing that fate­ful night in early 2014. The scum­bags be­hind all th­ese tragic events should be found and ar­rested. A plethora of charges against them rang­ing from mur­der, at­tempted mur­der, trea­son, ar­son will stand in any court of law. Any­one from the ever bur­geon­ing cast of Le­sotho’s ubiq­ui­tous car boot lawyers will be able to achieve convictions against the per­pe­tra­tors of th­ese crimes.

If there is no progress in nail­ing th­ese killers, can we have the LCD women’s lea­guers, bar­ring their be­hinds in protest? They might just earn some re­spect if they did. Po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Mpiti Mopeli was quoted as say­ing a naked protest would never be tol­er­ated. Scru­ta­tor begs to dif­fer. If th­ese women re­ally feel that they have to strip naked to high­light their stance, then let them ex­pose them­selves. Give us a chance to see those back­sides? Many Ba­sotho men are al­ready sali­vat­ing and the other day I over­heard one who had been turned into a rhyming poet just by the protest of see­ing an am­ple pos­te­rior.

“The back­side will be a land­slide,” the dreamy fel­low was chant­ing!

Onto more se­ri­ous mat­ters, Lady Scru­ta­tor knows that the demise of any po­lit­i­cal party is never good for democ­racy. But we all now know that the LCD has been on a long painful slide to­wards com­plete oblivion. At the next elec­tion, we know they will not garner a sin­gle con­stituency seat. We also know that were it not for the al­liance with the DC in the last elec­tion (or erec­tion in Mme Tlali’s per­fect English pro­nun­ci­a­tion), the LCD would not have man­aged two seats, a far cry from its 2007 hey­day when it won 67 con­stituen­cies.

Be­cause of the empty-head rea­son­ing of the party’s women lea­guers in want­ing to strip naked be­fore the chil­dren of Le­sotho, we now know that the LCD is be­yond re­demp­tion. But should we then mind if the only co­her­ent thing the party can of­fer is to show us its women’s pos­te­ri­ors? I say let’s not mind. So please go ahead with the nude protest?

Show us those back­sides. Af­ter the protest, and af­ter such a brazen dis­play of pro­saic mind­less­ness, the LCD women’s lea­guers will de­serve in­tox­i­cat­ing cock­tails. Scru­ta­tor will be on hand to take them to a dis­cotheque; at some seedy joint per­haps.

Ache !!!!

LCD women’s league rep­re­sen­ta­tive Li­neo Tlali.

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