FORMER Cabinet Minister, Tsukutlane Au has been elected the Vice President of the Senate, winning by a tight margin against two fellow competitors.
Nov. 3, 2022
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Au is new Vice President of Senate
The new Vice President of the Senate, Tsukutlane Au
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He registered a total of 16 votes, slightly outvoting Khopotso Lebona who came second with 14 votes.
The third candidate, Maroane Dingizwayo collected only collected one vote.
Au took the position on Thursday to replace former Vice President, Tšepo Monethi.
Au’s election comes shortly after ’Mamonaheng Mokitimi was re-elected the President of the Senate.
In his remarks after his elections, Au promised to deliver his mandate as expected by the House.
“It is my responsibility to take this opportunity to appreciate the support shown by all members of the House and I promise to deliver as expected,” Au said.
He further promised to do everything possible to protect the House and its members, not only in words but through actions.
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The ceremony was followed by the swearing-in of Senators.
The swearing-in of Senators follows the successful general elections of October 7, which saw Sam Matekane’s Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) partnering with the Alliance of Democrats (AD) and the Movement for Economic Change (MEC) to form a new coalition government.
Matekane was inaugurated as the new Prime Minister of Lesotho last week Friday, replacing Dr Moeketsi Majoro who served for not more than three years.
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