Makhube rejects LCD return claims

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Lesotho Congress for Democracy’s (LCD) music producer Mahlomola Makhube

’Marafaele Mohloboli

FORMER Lesotho Congress for Democracy’s (LCD) music producer, Mahlomola Makhube says he has no intentions of rejoining the party he dumped allegedly for bad governance.

Mr Makhube’s made the remarks against the background of reports that he renewed his membership of the party ahead of its 28 December 2016 deadline to complete the exercise.

“I did not renew my membership but members of the branch committee did it without consulting me and they should not have bothered,” Mr Makhube said.

“I have noted that there is still no change in the maladministration of the party and I have decided to retain my peace. There is no need to stay in a party that does not cherish its objectives and culture.”

Mr Makhube who has released 10 albums for the party said his departure had cost him his job as personal aide to LCD deputy leader and Defence Minister, Tšeliso Mokhosi.

“Immediately after I announced my departure from the party I was served with a letter to ‘show cause’ why I could not be expelled but I did not bother to respond because it was not necessary.

“I had been given that job as a member of LCD and I do not understand why I should have kept that job when I am no longer a member of that party,” he said, adding, he had left LCD “and nothing can make me change my mind”.

However, LCD spokesperson, Teboho Sekata insisted Mr Makhube remained a party member.

“We know him. He is frustrated and this is not the first time he has claimed to have left. He could have paid so that he remains in good standing of the LCD books.

“I have even learnt from his branch secretary in Mekaling that he has transferred from that constituency to Qaqatu,” Mr Sekata said.

Mr Makhube said he only transferred “because according to the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) electoral divisions I no longer fall within the Mekaling constituency but in Qaqatu”.

Mr Makhube also said he was busy working on a new album praising “a party” that he would be joining soon.

“I have completed the lyrics and beats and all that remains is to incorporate the name of the party once I am sure which it is going to be,” he said.

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