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GOV’T TO SHUT DOWN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR 99 DAYS

By Staff Writers

The National Assembly will be in winter recess for 99 days between June 6 and September 13.
This comes amid persistent speculation that the opposition parties are planning to file motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Thomas Thabane.

South Africa’s Eyewitness News reported on Monday that a successful motion could lead to Thabane leaving office or the collapse of his coalition government and fresh elections.
The current coalition was formed with four parties; Thabane’s All Basotho Convention (ABC), Alliance of Democrats (AD), Basotho National Party (BNP) and the Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL) in June 2017.

The Night’s Watch also reported on Monday that ABC is now virtually two parties; one led by the official leader, Thabane, and the other by the newly elected deputy leader Professor Nqosa Mahao who won the coveted position against Thabane’s wishes in February at the party’s elective conference.

It is widely believed that Members of Parliament aligned to Mahao’s faction could vote with opposition parties if the motion is filed. NW

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