Show us those ample posteriors please…
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.
LCD women’s league representative Lineo Tlali.