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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

Battle for Mahao’s candidacy not over

As appeal court turns Koro-Koro to lower court BILLY NTAOTE The Court of Appeal today gave the All Basotho Convention (ABC) Koro-Koro constituency a second chance to fight for inclusion of Professor Nqosa Mahao’s name in the party ballot. Koro-Koro constituency is backing the nomination of Mahao for party deputy leadership position in the election race set

Kao villagers demand justice

THUSO MOSABALA KAO - Beleaguered communities of Kao have voiced their dissatisfaction over what they say is government failure to intervene in their long-standing antagonistic relations with the Botha-Bothe police. This became salient during the memorial service of Poshoane Moloi who was killed by the police on December 27, 2018, in a much-condemned down operation

Xhosa a blame for poor results in Quthing

MPHO THAA THAA QUTHING - Stakeholders have attributed the scourge of poor education which has led to a dismal failure rate in Quthing to the prevalence of Xhosa culture, which they deem as a barrier to Lesotho’s schools’ curriculum. Quthing came out the worst performer out of the country’s ten districts both in the Junior

Old debts bog down Co-op Lesotho

BILLY NTAOTE and MPHO THAA THAA With a history of a bungled liquidation process halted after audit established the Cooperative Lesotho is not insolvent, new Chief Executive Neo Theoha says the fortunes of the Cooperative continue to be stalked by a prolonged rebirth process. “An audit revealed that the cooperative was not insolvent and in fact

Bungled liquidation haunts Co-op Lesotho

BILLY NTAOTE and MPHO THAA THAA A man who led a bungled Liquidation process of Co-op Lesotho from 2000-2006 is now demanding an estimate of M1 million for ‘unpaid services’ from the ailing cooperative, which he is found at the centre of its financial distraught. Letlama Talejane, a former Commissioner of Cooperatives was appointed to

Mosisili’s son wants back his multi-million position

Billy Ntaote Former Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili’s son has taken a fight for his re-instatement into a position to represent government in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) to the Court of Appeal. Rethabile Mosisili had previously lost his High Court bid against his recall from the lucrative post on October 11, 2017, but immediately

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