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LNDC boss challenges his sacking

LNDC boss Mohato Seleke

Dec. 4, 2020 1 min read

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THE Chief Executive Officer of the Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) Mohato Seleke has filed an urgent application asking the High Court to stop the government from firing him.

This, after Mr Seleke was on Tuesday this week given marching orders by his employer - the Lesotho government.

Mr Seleke, who was appointed to the post in 2017 on a three-year contract that was renewable in October with three more years, says in his court papers that no clear reasons were given for his immediate sacking.

At the time of his engagement in 2017 by the then Minister of Trade and Industry Tefo Mapesela, Mr Seleke was deemed the best candidate to lead the corporation.

However, shortly thereafter, certain members of the community complained that his appointment had been political motivated and that he used his Information technology (IT) skills to further his political agenda.

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As the LNDC boss, Mr Seleke is entitled to a M1 096 222 annual salary, which amounts to M91 351 per month and other benefits including a M7 000 house allowance, a government vehicle, free phone, water and electricity, and two housekeeping assistants - a man and a woman.

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