MEC will be going tor elective conference for the first time since it was formed in 2017 as its affairs had been run by interim committee which took it to the general elections that gave the party six seats in parliament – making it the fight biggest party in Lesotho.
MEC was formed by its current leader, Selibe Mochoboroane, after he broke away from Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD). He gained one constituency seat, his home constituency of Thabana-Morena and five proportional representation seats.
The allegations going about this week, including on soicail media, alleged that already the camps inside the MEC are failing to stomach their differences in the choice of candidates for the party’s most influential positions which include that of treasurer, threatening to tear the new party apart.
Thaele, who is said to be contesting for the position of treasurer, which he currently holds temporarily, has denied ever having plans to disrupt the up-coming conference but instead said this was a smear campaign against him, by another camp that may be feeling pressure and scared that he is going to win the treasurer position against them.
He said he was never denied entering the election race by anybody adding that the allegations are unfounded.
He also assured party supporters that the conference will be peaceful and there will be nothing out of the ordinary that will occur, “at least not caused by me”.