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February 23, 2024
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BNP LEADER PRESENTS NO CONFIDENCE MOTION AGAINST GOVERNMENT

Maseru, Oct. 13 — Leader of Basotho National Party (BNP) Mr. Machesetsa Mofomobe has presented the no confidence motion against the Coalition government led by Prime Minister Mr. Ntsokoane Samuel Matekane.

This surfaced when Mr. Mofomobe stood with a point of order in the National Assembly on Friday, asking Speaker of the National Assembly why he did not acknowledge having received the letter to the House.

In his response, Speaker of the National Assembly Mr. Tlohang Sekhamane said it was true that he has received such a notice of motion but clarified that like any other motion it has to go through all the processes which he did not mention.

In the motion seen by the Agency, Mr. Mofomobe says that this House has no confidence in the current Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho which is led by Prime Minister Mr. Matekane.

Furthermore, he said the House begs leave to urge His Majesty the King to appoint Leader of opposition Mr. Mathibeli Mokhothu as Prime Minister.

Mr. Mofomobe is seconded in the proposed motion by Member of Parliament for Makhaleng constituency Mr. Mootsi Lehata.

Former Member of Parliament, Mr. Sello Maphalla when approached to comment about what to expect when the House returns from winter recess this week, he had advised the opposition not to rush with no confidence motion.

He had rather advised that they test the Government if they still enjoy support of the majority members by using other means like motions being voted by the members to test the numbers.

Mr. Maphalla had also stated in his interview that should the no confidence motion in the government be made, should be conducted in a secret ball, citing that even if there are other Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) members who are not as vocal as others, might be scared to publicly vote against the Government.

The coalition government has a total of 67 seats consisting of 57 from RFP, AD (4), MEC (3), LCD (3) and one each from Hope, UFC and LPC while the opposition has only 53 from the total seats of 120.

Meanwhile, the House observed a moment of silence for the late Members of Parliament who died during the winter break in the likes of Mr. Molubeli Soulo, Habofanoe Lehana and lately Mr. Moshoeshoe Fako who was gunned down on Thursday morning.

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