Major Gen Pheto paid a cow, a goat and a cock for democracy

He is seated with a few elderly people Kgotla style outside a homestead in Gakutwe. In the last few weeks, this home had become the nerve centre for the planning of the event. There is something so peculiar about this home, it’s the only double story building in the village and the venue for the launch of Major General Moeng Pheto into the UDC fold. With him are multitudes of followers to their promised land.

I found Pheto in some conversation over his cellular phone. I greeted him once he was done with the call and he replied in a somewhat hoarse voice. He sits back on his camping chair and cuts a sorry figure. “My daughter just called me and told me that there was a housebreak at my place in Molepolole”, he said. I just thought, what a coincidence of events. But this must have been planned against his political migration.

The event is the welcoming of various people from the BDP and a few from BCP. The key figure in the parade is Major General Pheto himself, the former member of parliament for Lentsweletau/Mmopane constituency.

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