The lieutenant general still in control!

Lieutenant General HE Seretse Khama Ian Khama is still very much in charge and confident at the BDP controls.

The emphatic victory by his anointed Vice President His Honour Mokgweetsi  Masisi shows without any doubt that the man continues to call the shots in the BDP stable. His demeanour on the eve and the day of the big-do at Mmadinare speaks volumes of his unshakeable Domkrag leadership amid all the speculation that Domi was on auto-pilot. After opening the Congress, HE flew to neighbouring South Africa to attend the meeting of the SADC Politics, Defence and Security organ Indaba, on the crisis looming in the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho sparked by the daylight assassination of armed forces commander, Maaparankoe Mahao, by suspected army faction close to the ruling coalition.

Previously, obviously disinterested in international palavers, including that of the regional Southern African Development Community (SADC), since his accession to the Deputy Chairmanship of the organisation, it seems the promotion has ignited an interest in the regional affairs, particularly that it was a repeat Lesotho crisis ruffling the stability of the region once more. I know him to be sensitive about Lesotho  and regional peace. The last time the mutinous-inclined Lesotho army tickled his military buds was in 1999 when the naughty army invited invasion from a joint SANDF and the BDF forces, to return the mountain Kingdom army to expected behavior by big brothers. I also remember  how when in debate, I condemned the uncalled for invasion of Lesotho in the Seventh Parliament, His Honour then, stood up without recognition by the Speaker, to bring me to order authoritatively, retorting that BDF intervention will be repeated, were the same situation to arise in the future! I knew the  LT General wouldn’t hesitate to honour his pledge now that the assassination of Mahao had presented the opportunity. I wasn’t surprised that shortly after officially opening the momentous BDP congress on a confident note of gratitude to the delegates for having helped rid the party of factions, he flew to Pretoria to help midwife the omen-pregnant Lesotho to deliver a healthy baby following threats of miscarriage!

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