THE Democratic Congress (DC) has suspended several sections of its constitution at a special conference held last week in a bid to garner support in the 2022 general elections expected to be held in September.
Feb. 25, 2022
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DC suspends constitution
MP for Stadium Area, Mokherane Tsatsanyane
- Tsatsanyane reaffirms his DC loyalty
- But the MP also threatens to leave DC the same way he left AD
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The special conference which was held in Maseru has agreed that it was not compulsory to have been a member of the DC for at least 36 months to qualify for the primary elections.
A week ago, a Member of Parliament for the Stadium Area constituency, Mokherane Chaltin Tsatsanyane, had made it clear to the DC leadership that he preferred primary elections and would instead leave the party if he and the people he had crossed over with would not be allowed to stand as per the provisions of the DC constitution.
In a closed meeting where the eight branches of the Stadium Area constituency convened, Tsatsanyane was explicit about leaving the DC for the All Basotho Convention (ABC) in an audio clip that was leaked.
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He said the same way he had left the AD would be the same way he would leave the DC if there was fear that him and his followers were going to attain control of the party.
“I have joined the DC on a ticket of my followers and not as a favourite son of Ntate Chaltin”, Tsatsanyane had then said. “I’m an MP because I was elected by the people from the branches. If you are saying you don’t like the branch that’s supporting me, then I should go to Ntate Mokhothu and say Ntate I’m moving on.”