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Hospital staff down tools over pay

…cripple health services in Thaba-Tseka By Lerato Matheka Over 50 employees of St James Mission Hospital in Thaba-Tseka have downed tools this week over unpaid salaries. The strike, which started on Tuesday, has since extended to the hospital’s three filter clinics, namely Lephoi, Popa and Marakabei, paralyzing health services in the

Blow for soldier who said Motšomotšo deserved death

By Keiso Mohloboli Lesotho Defence Force Staff Sergeant Mpolokeng Moleleki-Letlotlo was earlier today found guilty by the Court Martial for saying the slain former army commander, Lieutenant General Khoantle Motšomotšo, deserved to die. Moleleki-Letlotlo will, however, await her sentencing pending mitigation by her lawyer, Advocate Zwelakhe Mda (King’s Counsel) before the same

Afriski accused of negligence

By Sechaba Mokhethi Tourists’ destination giant, Afriski Resort, is accused of negligence by a South African citizen whose daughter’s leg got broken while bum-boarding at Lesotho’s only skiing site last month. Anna Coetzee, based in Ladybrand in the Free State province, contends Afriski failed to provide her daughter with professional medical assistance

Lesotho chases SA agent over rentals

By Lerato Matheka The government of Lesotho intends to sue a South African property agency, Ebilox (Pty) Limited, for its alleged failure to pay rental revenues collected from the former’s properties in Johannesburg amounting to over M10 million since 2013. The revelation was made this week by principal secretary in the Ministry

Mojakhomo’s saga a giant test for Molibeli

By Thuso Mosabala Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli has a mammoth task proving to the nation that circumstances around the “missing” ’Makarabo Mojakhomo do not amount to an enforced disappearance, with a big IF he is not part of the alleged conspiracy. Without doubt, it is in the judgment of almost every citizen

Lesotho, my rape champ country

By Thakane Rethabile Shale   It is always so refreshingly pleasant to see my country on the top three list of anything, mainly because we are leaders in so little so it is always nice to get a little recognition. Well in case you were previously unaware Lesotho occupies the number three

Kao mine, villagers in relocation feud

By Thuso Mosabala and Billy Ntaote A long-drawn-out dispute between Storm Mountain Diamond (SMD) and Kao communities took a new twist recently when villagers shot down the mine’s plans to relocate their homes affected by its extractive activities. The mine is set to relocate 32 households located in the Tiping village in

Payment uproar over award winning film

By Lerato Matheka The Forgotten Kingdom’s writer and director Andrew Mudge faces a possible lawsuit if allegations of his failure to pay Basotho actors featured in the multi award-winning film are anything to go by. MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism (MNNCIJ) has learnt of a recent plot by the disgruntled local actors

Army ‘victims’ claim M30 million

By Lekhetho Ntsukunyane Families of the three men who were reportedly kidnapped, killed and dumped in the Mohale Dam by members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) are collectively demanding M30 million compensation from the army commander. Lekhoele Noko, Molise Pakela and Khothatso Makibinyane were allegedly strangled by the army elements at

SAPMIL trains Lesotho police on intelligence

By Thuso Mosabala The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) together with the police component of the SADC Preventive Mission in Lesotho (SAPMIL) on Monday (June 18) launched a two-week crime intelligence training programme aimed to empower the country’s women and men-in-blue at the Police Training College (PTC). Speaking at the launch, the