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Government, Blue Cross tussle over control

KEISO MOHLOBOLI Lesotho government and Blue Cross Thaba-Bosiu Centre are in a tug of war over draft performance based contract ‘imposed’ by the Ministry of Health. The proposed contract gives Ministry of Health all the powers to absorb Blue Cross Thaba-Bosiu Centre as one of government entities if it finds it fitting. The national governing board of

Blue Cross rehabilitation centre re-opens

…as government releases M3 million subvention Keiso Mohloboli Blue Cross Thaba-Bosiu Centre, which shut down operations following an impasse with government, recently re-opened after the Ministry of Health released M3 million subvention. Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, Blue Cross Thaba-Bosiu Centre Director Thabo Mokhutšoane said after discussions with Ministry of Health, the centre’s governing body

Police ‘torture’ their own

THUSO MOSABALA Newly graduated police officers defied orders and marched to offices of their commissioner, Holomo Molibeli contesting alleged torture suffered at Police Training College (PTC) yesterday. MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism has learned the officers who have been inaugurated on November 22, 2018 are undergoing a recourse training for a shooting range

Deal to rope in doctors in diaspora stalls

THUSO MOSABALA Lesotho failure to speedily procure medical equipment necessary for engagement of specialised Basotho doctors working in diaspora has delayed an attempt to lessen foreign referrals’ traffic and related hefty costs. According to Health Minister Nkaku Kabi, the ministry had brokered a deal with Basotho doctors working in South Africa to assist Lesotho with their

Sjamboked: pregnant woman narrates Kao ordeal

THUSO MOSABALA A six-month pregnant ’Mathabo Khau has narrated how she was allegedly assaulted by rogue police elements during a much-condemned operation in Kao on December 27. The 32-year old Khau says she was sjamboked and labelled a slut by the Botha-Bothe police during a brutal operation that has since claimed a life in

Cannabis: Lesotho’s new diamond, but…

THUSO MOSABALA Lesotho has traditionally been known for illicit production of relatively large quantities of cannabis grown in some corners of the mountainous Kingdom to basically supply black market in the neighbouring South Africa. But it was not until the country became first in Africa to legalise production of medical marijuana that Lesotho - a high-altitude, land-locked

Brutal festive at Kao

THUSO MOSABALA Antagonistic relations between villagers and police in Kao continue to deepen with at least one resident feared dead following a reportedly brutal operation by the Botha-Bothe police during the festive holiday. The MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism has heard from the residents how they were allegedly hauled and physically assaulted by the men in blue

Another dark Christmas for Kamoli

Keiso Mohloboli Former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) former Commander Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli will spend yet another Christmas detained at the Maseru Maximum Security Prison. Lt Gen Kamoli together with his three co-accused army officers: Captain Litekanyo Nyakane (38), Lance Corporal Motloheloa Ntsane (34) and Lance Corporal Leutsoa Motsieloa (31), face 14 charges of attempted murder

Sekatle adds salt to wounded DC

THUSO MOSABALA The reeling Democratic Congress (DC) has been dealt another blow, this time by the major ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) which has poached the main opposition’s Secretary General Semano Sekatle. Sekatle, who has exceptionally won the Lebakeng constituency under the DC banner since the party’s inception in 2012, has told

Illicit diamond flows stifle mining industry

Billy Ntaote and Keiso Mohloboli Lesotho’s fast-growing diamond mining industry could have lost hundreds of millions in revenue to smugglers believed to have been operating under the radar between the country and South Africa for a long time. Past weeks arrest of the mining minister’s personal secretary, Refiloe Mokone, by the South African Police Service’s