Prime Minister Sam Matekane of Lesotho is confronting an uncertain political future, as the main opposition party, the Democratic Congress (DC), initiates a vote of no confidence.
This move is a consequence of a 2020 constitutional amendment that curtailed the powers of the executive, potentially undermining Matekane's ability to withstand the parliamentary challenge.
The government has sought a legal remedy, disputing the constitutional amendment that enabled the opposition to present the motion.
The legal proceedings are scheduled for October 30, causing a parliamentary standstill and delaying crucial matters, including the budget.
In a national add ress, Matekane voiced his concerns about the hurdles his government faces, accusing certain politicians of exploiting the law to hinder progress and sow discord.
He affirmed his government's commitment to preserving peace, security, and Lesotho's dignity. This situation underscores the intricate relationship between law and politics in Lesotho, where constitutional changes can have significant ramifications for governance and leadership.
If the motion is successful, Matekane will join the ranks of previous prime ministers who faced similar challenges, highlighting the evolving political landscape in the country.