Maseru – The Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) Deputy Secretary General T’seliso Mokhosi has promised his party cabinet members will not bow to Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s envisaged removal from their ministerial posts.
“He (Thabane) is a prime minister that was chosen at the Lakeside. He can’t change anyone in government,” Mokhosi told the LCD members and the press at the party’s site near ‘Manthabiseng Convention Centre, in Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho.
While praising Soulo as one of the founders of the LCD, Mokhosi said at the time Soulo jumped ship to ride on the All Basotho Convention (ABC) he was aware that the LCD had lost the congress principles. He said Soulo played a vital role in signing of an agreement that put in power the tripartite coalition government in 2012.
“Today as we speak, the doctor of politics has now returned,” remarked Mokhosi, urging the party supporters chant long live to his new home and its leader and Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing.
At the occasion Soulo promised to work nail and tooth to ensure that the LCD grows in stature and following.
“This is what I came here (in the LCD) for because I realized the party was being killed. We’ll face other people head-on and I will travel all over the country to attract support,” promised Soulo.
He paid respect to supposedly fired Minister of Communications Selibe Mochoboroane referring to the latter as his minister.
Soulo, who appeared in wearing a green cap and scarf bearing the LCD colours, indicated he worked hard with Mochoboroane telling the gathering: “I am not ashamed that I have come back during the day.”
At the gathering three political stalwarts ’Mapheello Ts’uluba former Member of Parliament of the All Basotho Convention , ‘Mabue Kojoane also former ABC member of Thupa-Kubu Constituency and T’sepiso Gloria Mokoena were presented to the public as converts who rejoined the LCD.
A group of about 20 new members were also portrayed at the event as having left their unidentified different parties to join the LCD.
Soulo was a member of the Basutoland Congress Party (BCP) and later joined LCD in 1997. In 2006 he was one of the founding members of the ABC and became a minister in 2012 when the coalition government came into power. He was fired from his ministerial position this year.