MAPOTENG –– Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s partner, Liabiloe Ramoholi, was in Mapoteng yesterday where she presented three villagers living with disabilities with goods worth M6000.
The goods which included two wheelchairs, kerosene-heaters, paraffin, and maize-meal, among others, were from the Office of the Prime Minister.
A special visit was also made to 118-year-old ‘Mamohlapisi Mabakole, to wish her “continued strength and a life-long gift from God” and also present her with groceries.
Asked what her secret to longevity was, Ms Mabakole’s daughter, 80-year-old ‘Mamosiuoa Lekomola, attributed the long life to “God’s will”.
“I’m lost for words,” Ms Lekomola said, as she thanked Ms Ramoholi for the household items.
Meanwhile, part of the entourage to Mapoteng included Dr Thabane’s Political Advisor, Samonyane Ntsekele, who introduced Ms Ramoholi as “the prime minister’s wife”, sparking celebrations and ululation from the villagers who had come to witness the disbursement of the goods.
Asked why she decided to embark on this particular mission, Ms Ramoholi said: “When I first came here to celebrate Mabakole’s birthday last month, I became aware of the hardships faced by the Mapoteng community.
“When I was at home, I had water to bath, and heat to keep me warm but it dawned on me that there were others who less-fortunate.
“This is just the beginning of my charity work, which I hope will continue to benefit different communities of Lesotho.”