Revolution for Prosperity; A New Political Party in Lesotho with the support of the Populace
Sam Matekane, a multimillionaire businessman, is the leader of Lesotho’s Revolution for Prosperity (Sotho: Thalaboliba ea Ntlafatso), a socially liberal political party.
Sam Matekane started the party on March 22, 2022.
The party won a majority of seats in the country’s parliament, according to early results of the general election in Lesotho in 2022. Prior to this, it had been predicted that the party would have a successful election.
Following the declaration of the election results, RFP leader Matekane declared that he would join forces with the Alliance of Democrats and the Movement for Economic Change to create a coalition. In the 120-seat National Assembly, the coalition will hold 65 seats.
Our philosophy: Social Liberalism
RFP subscribes to the idea that the State is responsible for providing regulatory oversight on the free-market system to ensure harmony between public and private interests
The RFP believes that it is the responsibility of a government to address economic and social issues such as education, healthcare, food security, social security, poverty eradication and public infrastructure. (via)
It is widely known that a wide range of Africans is tired of terrible Political Leadership/Governance and decision-makers in their respective countries, so with this people-centric philosophy, it is not a surprise that the netizens have jumped unto and believe the RFP is a party to help curb the increasing political menace in Lesotho.
Lesotho 2022 Elections
Out of possible 120 seats available, the RFP won a whooping 52 seats forming the majority. This is an incredible feat for a new political party formed in March 2022.