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Metsing thrown lifeline

…as opposition and government ink peace accord Billy Ntaote In a regional facilitator brokered deal, opposition and government on Tuesday this week smoked the peace pipe and inked to put-on-hold all criminal charges against opposition leaders and other persons in exile. A development that gives former Deputy Prime Minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, Pictured, and

Government-Opposition New Deal in full

Memorandum of Understanding signed by Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki (pictured) and Official Leader of Opposition Mathibeli Mokhothu (pictured). Whereas all political parties and extra-parliamentary stakeholders in the Kingdom of Lesotho convened in a National Leaders Forum in Lesotho on 23 and 24 August 2018. And further Whereas the parties agreed to

Mabote clinic reduces working hours

…as six villages go for days without water LERATO MATHEKA Mabote Filter Clinic has reduced its services due to lack of water in the area, Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital (QMMH) spokesperson Mothepane Thahane said. The services according to Thahane have been scheduled to begin at 8am to 11am and this she said will

‘My life began after his death’

…a submissive wife tells a tale of how her husband’s passing liberated her sexual and health reproductive rights from tyranny of mother-in-law. LERATO MATHEKA Nthabiseng Hlasoa* aged 28 of Ha-Masupha in the Machache constituency is getting ready to leave Nazareth Health Centre after her weekly appointment at the centre. She is among hundreds

Shoot them, we’ll collect corpses: Tšolo

Keiso Mohloboli Minister in the prime minister’s office, Temeki Tšolo, has made an appalling remark in support to police brutality this week. “Shoot them, we will collect their corpses,” the Mafeteng legislator under Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s All Basotho Convention (ABC) banner instructed the district’s police on Thursday. Tšolo, who has been labelled

China writes-off Lesotho’s multi-million worth debts

By Lerato Matheka Lesotho has had its two debts of the construction of the ’Manthabiseng National Convention Center and the New Parliament Building costs worth more than M150 million written-off by the People’s Republic of China. This write-off comes after China resort to bailing out African countries of their interest-free loans which

Thabane slams West, sings praises to China

…says China-Africa deals are not threat to sovereignty By Lerato Matheka Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has this week allayed fears that loans and grants received from the People’s Republic of China could be a threat to the country’s sovereignty. Thabane was speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday following his return from

The Fight to Save Lesotho’s Land

By Olivia Konotey MOHALE’S-HOEK - The village of Ha-Khitšane is built on sand. In the approaching warmth of Spring, daffodils push themselves out of the ground amongst patches of parched grass. In the ground behind her house, ‘Mamonaheng Belete is planting peach trees. It is a way of restoring land which storms

Death at a funeral

Police distance themselves from fatal shooting of a Botha-Bothe man at funeral By Thuso Mosabala Police have distanced themselves from the brutal killing of a Botha-Bothe man who was allegedly caught in crossfire during a chaotic funeral at Tsime village, in the area of Matjeka, early this month. Taelo Tšoeute was

Rebellious soldier faces dismissal

By Keiso Mohloboli The Court Martial yesterday (Friday July 20) terminated service of Staff Sergeant Mpolokeng Moleleki-Letlotlo pending approval by Minister of Defence and National Security Sentje Lebona. The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) officer was last week found guilty by the same court for saying the slain former army commander, Lieutenant General