Sechaba Mokhethi's Bio
Mr Sechaba Mokhethi is Managing Director and co-founder of MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism in Lesotho and a freelance journalist. He has worked as Political Journalist for Public Eye newspaper in Lesotho. He then moved to become Lesotho Correspondent for South Africa based African Independent and for The Southern Times situated in Namibia. He contributes stories for Good Governance Africa and IDN IndepthNews, a flagship of International Press Syndicate. He is also Deputy Secretary General for Media Institute of Southern Africa-Lesotho. Mokhethi is a holder of a BA degree in Political Science and Public Administration from National University of Lesotho.
Keiso Mohloboli's Bio
Ms Keiso Mohloboli is a Co-Founder of MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism in Lesotho. She is an award winning Lesotho Political and Investigative Journalist in exile, South Africa. She has worked as news reporter covering health, gender, business and agricultural reporting for Lesotho Monitor, Mopheme and Informative newspapers in Lesotho. She was correspondent of South African Tabloid, The Daily Sun and then moved to Lesotho Times and Sunday Express newspapers still in Lesotho until July 2016. She is a correspondent of African Press Agency located in Senegal. She has facilitated Investigative Journalism training to 30 Malawian journalists. In 2013, she was awarded best print media journalist mainstreaming gender equity and equality in reporting by African Equality and Justice organisation, Gender Links. In 2015, she was recognised by Media Monitoring Committee of South Africa in Collaboration with MISA Lesotho for fair electoral reporting. In 2016, she won first prize for best investigative journalism stories for 2016/2017 by American Embassy-Maseru. Ms Mohloboli joined Amnesty International, International Commission of Jurists and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation Human Rights Defenders Networks. She is Namibia Polytechnic Journalism Summer School Investigative Journalism fellow and Amabhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism intern. Currently enrolled for BA in Investigative Journalism and Global Media at University of Columbia.
Billy Ntaote's Bio
Billy Ntaote is a founding partner of MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism. He formerly worked for Africa Media Holdings, publisher of both Lesotho Times & Sunday Express weeklies from September 2013 to May 2017. He has won awards for being the best elections reporter during the 2012 and 2015 Lesotho general elections.
Prior to joining Africa Media Holdings two weeklies, he started his journalism career with Public Eye Newspapers in October 2009 and worked with the Newspaper until August 2013.
He is also Political Science and Public Administration Bachelor of Arts Degree holder from National University of Lesotho. He has undergone numerous short courses in journalism. He has also reported for the Mail and Guardian on Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa stories during his three months Investigative Journalism course conducted by amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, based in Johannesburg, South Africa from July- September 2015.
He is also a Mandela Washington Fellow, a Flagship program of the United States’ State Department, Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI) and was placed under the Civic leadership track at the Presidential Precinct and he participated in a Professional Development Experience hosted by Voice of America English to Africa Service.
Lekhetho Ntsukunyane's Bio
Lekhetho Ntsukunyane is Founding Editor / Journalist at MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is 2016 First-Prize Investigative Journalism Award Winner – a first initiative by MISA – Lesotho and US Embassy – Maseru. Lekhetho holds a Diploma in Mass Communications from Institute of Extra Mural Studies (IEMS) (National University of Lesotho).
Lekhetho joined Public Eye in October 2009. In August 2014, he left Public Eye and joined Africa Media Holdings (Lesotho Times and Sunday Express) where he contributed investigative stories and general news. Lekhetho further holds SARW Certificate on Reporting the Extractive Industries having successfully completed an intensive seven-day media training in Lusaka, Zambia in October 2012. He also holds Investigative Journalism Certificate for attending the capacity building workshop for media professionalisation organised by the US Embassy and MISA Lesotho on November 2015.