In the annals of history, certain moments stand out as transformative milestones that redefine a nationâ€™s trajectory.
Lesotho, a nation with a rich history and a deep commitment to democracy, has witnessed one such moment with the emergence of SECTION 2.
It is not an exaggeration to say that SECTION 2 is not only a vital part of our present but also the best thing to have happened to Lesotho in our lifetime.
SECTION 2, formally known as the Advocates for the Supremacy of the Constitution, is more than just an organisation. It represents the embodiment of our collective commitment to the principles of democracy, justice, and the rule of law. It is a beacon of hope for a nation striving for a brighter future.
SECTION 2 is named after the bedrock provision found in Section 2 of the Lesotho Constitution.
This provision, often referred to as the supremacy clause, unequivocally declares: â€œThis Constitution is the supreme law of Lesotho and if any other law is inconsistent with this Constitution, that other law shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void.â€
This clause is more than just words on paper; it embodies the essence of our nationâ€™s commitment to the rule of law and the primacy of constitutional principles.
It establishes the Constitution as the cornerstone of our legal system, ensuring that no law can supplant or contradict its provisions. In essence, it fortifies the foundations of a democratic and just Lesotho.
At the heart of SECTION 2â€™s mission lies the unwavering dedication to upholding the supremacy of the Lesotho Constitution. This commitment is not merely symbolic; it is a call to action.
It reminds us that the Constitution is not just a document but a living testament to the values that define us as Basotho.
One of the most remarkable aspects of SECTION 2 is its inclusivity. It is a movement that transcends political affiliations and unites individuals from all walks of life.
In a time when divisiveness often clouds our national discourse, SECTION 2 stands as a testament to the power of unity in pursuit of a common goal.
SECTION 2’s dedication to constitutional rights and the rule of law is not an abstract concept. It is a tangible force for change. Through public lectures, debates, essay competitions, and peaceful marches, SECTION 2 will foster a culture of civic engagement and constitutional awareness.
It will empower citizens to be active participants in shaping our nationâ€™s future.
Furthermore, SECTION 2â€™s emphasis on education is pivotal. It recognises that an informed citizenry is the bedrock of a thriving democracy. By raising awareness about fundamental human rights, advocating for justice, and confronting the challenges that hinder our progress, SECTION 2 will sow the seeds of a more just and equitable Lesotho.
In an era when the world faces numerous global challenges, SECTION 2â€™s emergence serves as a reminder that the strength of a nation lies in its unity and commitment to shared values. It inspires us to look beyond our differences and work together for a brighter tomorrow.
The future of Lesotho is undeniably intertwined with the principles that SECTION 2 champions. It is a future where the Constitution is not just a document but a living reality. It is a future where justice prevails, where every citizenâ€™s rights are protected, and where the rule of law is the cornerstone of our society.
As we witness the rise of SECTION 2, let us embrace it as a catalyst for positive change. Let us recognise that it is not just an organisation; it is a movement that has the potential to shape our nationâ€™s destiny.
Let us join hands with SECTION 2 and be part of a brighter, more just future for Lesotho.
In SECTION 2, we find hope, unity, and the promise of a better Lesotho â€“ a Lesotho where the Constitution reigns supreme, where justice prevails, and where the rule of law guides us towards a future we can all be proud of.
Kananelo Boloetse is one of the founders of The Advocates for the Supremacy of the Constitution, also known as SECTION 2.