THE Senate will on Thursday this week convene a special sitting to appoint the President, Vice President, and members of the House.
Nov. 2, 2022
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Senate to convene special sitting
President of the Senate, 'Mamonaheng Mokitimi
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According to the Clerk of the Senate, Advocate Tšeliso Molise, the election of the new President, Vice President, and members of the Senate is a result of the October 7, general elections that constituted the formation of a new government.
The current Senate has a total of 33 members. Twenty of them are hereditary tribal chiefs who perform executive functions for their respective communities while the 11 other Senators are nominated by the King on the Prime Minister's advice and generally align with the King in their legislative behaviour.
Members serve five-year terms and Senators may not serve simultaneously as Members of Parliament (MPs).
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The current President of the Senate is ’Mamonaheng Mokitimi, who is the first female President of the Senate in Lesotho.
She was also the first female elected the Vice President of the House in 2012, a position she held until 2015.
Tšepo Monethi is the current Vice President and has been serving in that position since 2017. - LeNA