Matsheka’s short-lived political career

Matsheka PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Matsheka PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Since former minister of finance and current Member of Parliament (MP) for Lobatse, Dr Thapelo Matsheka was relegated from presiding over the country’s coffers to a junior minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Matsheka has been trying to stand his ground and fight political wars. But in the latest development, his remarkable powers of political survival have finally run out, Staffers MOMPATI TLHANKANE and TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE trace his short-lived political career

News that Matsheka has been arrested came as shocking and it may as well be a final nail on the coffin of his political career.

The legislator is one of the suspects in Tlotso Karema’s murder and is currently detained together with Councillor for Peleng East, Ontiretse Mosimanewamacha and Tlotso's Aunt, Nono Karema.

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