Maseru, Oct. 02 — The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has queried the outcome of the two Community Councils of Thaba-Mokhele in the Mohale’s Hoek district and Sanqebetu Community Council as well as the Mokhotlong Urban Council.
Civic and Voter Education Manager, Ms. Lydia Macheli said the results of these two Community Councils plus one Urban Council were not satisfactory and were sent back for further verification.
She stated that after being thoroughly verified, the results from these Community Councils and Urban Council will be announced.
The results for the Sanqebetu Community Council had shown a tie between the ruling Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) against the opposition Democratic Congress (DC) with each one of them having won five of the 10 Electoral Divisions (EDs).
On the other hand, RFP had won the Mokhotlong Urban Council with four EDs while DC had obtained only two EDs while Basotho Patriotic Party (BPP) had won only one ED out of the total 10 EDs.
In third Community Council of Thaba-Mokhele whose outcome was also queried by the Commission, RFP had won seven EDs, DC snatched three, Alliance of Democrats (AD) having claimed only one together with All Basotho Convention (ABC) and two going to the Independent Candidates.
IEC Commissioners announced the results for the Ngoajane Community Council in the Botha Bothe district in which DC won six, RFP three, ABC three, Movement for Economic Change (MEC) two and Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) one while an Independent Candidate also won one ED out of the total of 17 EDs.
DC and RFP both obtained two special seats for women while ABC and MEC got one seat each from the special seats.
In the Khoelenya Community Council in the Mohale’s Hoek district, DC won eight EDs, RFP claiming four from the total of 12 EDs. These two political parties also received two additional seats from the special seats for women.
The counting of results for the 76 Community Councils and 950 EDs and 11 Urban Councils is still ongoing since Saturday, following the Local Government elections which were held last Friday.