… as another DC MP crosses
MASERU (TNS) – A then opposition Member of Parliament (MP) for Tele constituency, Mr. Mothepu Mahapa, under the Democratic Congress (DC) led by former prime minister, Pakalitha Mosisili, said his crossing over to the Alliance of Democrats (AD) was more about the needs of the electorate of his constituency and not about political colours.
Mr. Mahapa said he consulted his constituency members and they gave him approval to go and serve their interests.
The move to crossover and join the AD was hailed by the party leader, Mr. Monyane Moleleki, as a vindication on his breakaway from the DC to form the AD last year in the run up to the general elections.
“It means growth to our party, and it is indeed a vindication of my decision to break away from the party I liked (DC) more than many of its members. It means I was not wrong after all. I was the only one who represented the constituency. We became two and today we are three, maybe tomorrow there will be four of us or five or more,” he said.
While he said he regretted the fact that his party was losing numbers, the spokesperson for DC and MP for Malingoaneng constituency, Mr. Serialong Qoo said: “It is not good to lose, but its happening at the right time when we are still far from elections so that we can know who is who among us. We should know those who are loyal to the people as early as possible.”
Mr. Mahapa was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Education. He joins Mrs. Maphoka Motoboli as the second deputy to Professor Mtoi Rapapa who is the Minister of Education and Training.