By Billy Ntaote
MASERU — Democratic Congress (DC) Secretary-General, Ralechate ’Mokose, this week allayed fears that the party’s Deputy leader Monyane Moleleki had died, saying the rumours are lies fabricated to sow confusion in the party.
’Mokose said the rumours came as a shock since Moleleki had been to a medical checkup in Bloemfontein but is now back home in Maseru taking some time off from the party’s tiring work.
From Sunday messages that “Mokola” (Moleleki’s nickname) had died were spread on social networks.
’Mokose on Tuesday, however, said Moleleki was alive and is only taking some time to rest as per the advice of doctors.
He said party members are advised to stop bothering Moleleki with phone calls or making visits to his house in Qoatsaneng.
’Mokose said he would not commit himself to revealing who was behind the rumours that Moleleki had died but said it is a known fact who the perpetrators are.
He flatly refused to be drawn to identify who the purveyors of such a rumour were, but would only say having political differences does not justify using such improper tactics in furthering a political agenda.
’Mokose said there was no need to inform the police about the rumours but that it would suffice to teach Basotho that such behavior was immoral.