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Kamoli, Mokaloba shock exposé fake: Police

Compol Molibeli quashes social media claim Mokaloba’s life is in danger should Kamoli receive bail  ‘Bogus statement’ shows Mokaloba confessing to simultaneous bombings of January 2014 as being the mastermind instructed by Kamoli         KEISO MOHLOBOLI Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli has shot down a social media statement that insinuates bad blood between two Lesotho Defence Force

US expresses concern over police brutality in Lesotho

Warns the country may lose billions THUSO MOSABALA United States has warned Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s administration of the risks of losing multi-billion grants due to the country’s failure to respect and protect political rights as reports of police brutality escalate. Speaking at the signing of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact Development Grant Agreement worth M81 million

Why SA blocked Lesotho’s wool in transit to China

BILLY NTAOTE Lesotho Wool Centre’s failure to secure a veterinary transit (export) permit has caused its 1248 bales of wool worth M21 million and destined for China to be barred from passing through South Africa. The wool, ferried in 12 trucks from Thaba-Bosiu in the Maseru outskirts but was dramatically barred entry into South Africa at

ABC at crossroads

MNNCIJ Reporters The All Basotho Convention (ABC) trio Habofanoe Lehana, Keketso Sello and Mohapi Mohapinyane, as well as their cronies in the party, have nothing to celebrate yet. In fact, the outcome of what transpired in Acting Chief Justice ’Maseforo Mahase’s High Court chambers this week is likely to pave way for even much unsavoury relations and

ABC in a dilemma

…as Ministers and MP want fresh election and Mahao victory nullified THUSO MOSABALA A clique of disgruntled losers in the All Basotho Convention (ABC) national executive committee elections that resulted in the victory of Professor Nqosa Mahao and his followers’ to the helm of the party today petitioned High Court to nullify the results. This last-throw-of-the-dice-effort to

US pledges M1.2 billion for Lesotho

Money earmarked for HIV control by 2020   KEISO MOHLOBOLI United States of America has pledged over one billion Maloti for Lesotho to fight the spread of HIV and AIDS this year. The money comes through the US’ profound AIDS programme, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Announcing the development in Maseru this week, the

Ombudsman nullifies bogus promotions

SECHABA MOKHETHI Ombudsman Leshoele Thoahlane has quashed promotion of ‘Mabakubung Pitso from the position of Financial Controller to Finance Director – Revenue at the Ministry of Finance, reversing decisions on four other positions affected by the promotion. MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism learned Pitso was further promoted to the position of Deputy Accountant General–Cash Management, the one

Win against HIV mother to child transmission

…positive mother tells PMTCT success story SECHABA MOKHETHI Botha Bothe — A 28-year-old Lerato Thoahlane has beaten the odds, led a healthy live despite being infected with HIV for the past 14 years. She now has healthy twin-girls aged seven and is buoyant to build them legacy.  Thanks to the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Championing the fight against HIV/AIDS

…a Botha-Bothe woman narrates her 17 years of living with HIV BILLY NTAOTE Botha-Bothe - In the early 2000, to Basotho news that one had contacted the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was like coming to the brink of staring death in the eyes resulting in being stigmatised and ultimately social exclusion and death. But that was not

Acting Chief Justice ‘dabbling’ in politics

BILLY NTAOTE Acting Chief Justice ‘Maseforo Mahase yesterday frustrated a fair chance for Professor Nqosa Mahao to speedily appeal her judgement in a lastditch effort to be allowed to contest the All Basotho Convention (ABC) position of Deputy Leader. Prof Mahao who has been excluded from the party’s Deputy Leader race contested by