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Lack of political will frustrates Majoronomics

THUSO MOSABALA Finance Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro has once again delivered a set of desired policy actions in the form of austerity measures that will never see the light of day without political will to ensure enforcement. This proposal to return to basics and gulp the medicine of austerity measures remains a mere rhetoric if

Of brutal marriage and the deadly virus

A heart-breaking tale of a police sergeant who survived abusive hubby and HIV comma    MAJIRATA LATELA BOTHA-BOTHE - At the height of an agonising abuse by her husband in 2013, ’Maseabi Makoa was diagnosed with severe depression that had eroded her blood cells to a lowest CD4 count of 20. The normal CD4 count for healthy

EU pumps M621m for protection of Lesotho’s water sources

BILLY NTAOTE & THUSO MOSABALA European Union (EU) has expressed its confidence over the ambitious implementation of a project funded to the tune of M621 million for protection of water sources and wetlands that ensure continued supply of water to Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) dams. Protection and survival of the wetlands in the highlands of Lesotho

Water woes hit hard on Maputsoe 

’MAJIRATA LATELA MAPUTSOE - Hundreds of villagers in Maputsoe have been grappling in water shortage crisis for almost a year now, the MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism has learnt. Not even after the desperate residents wrote a grievance letter to the Water and Sewage Company (WASCO) last November has the situation changed. In fact, the Centre discovered

Justice minister, magistrates square off

NKOALE TŠOANA Judicial Officers Association of Lesotho has schooled Justice Minister Mokhele Moletsane about the essence of their job for allegedly taking their grievances lightly against those of prison wardens. Moletsane, whose portfolio also includes correctional service, is accused of focusing all his attention on correctional services more than demands of key judicial officers dealing

ABC caucus, a litmus test for Thabane

THUSO MOSABALA Imminent caucus of All Basotho Convention (ABC) legislators is a litmus test for Prime Minister Thomas Thabane leadership fitness. It is the outcome of this high-powered party meeting that is anticipated to determine Thabane’s fitness to mend party’s warrying factions and sustain his grip on power. Set for Friday, March 01, caucus will be the

Chief Magistrate recuses self from Lehata rape case

LEKHETHO NTSUKUNYANE & THUSO MOSABALA Chief Magistrate ’Matankiso Nthunya has recused herself from a case in which former law and constitutional affairs minister, Mootsi Lehata, is accused of raping a minor. Lehata, 49, is currently on a M500 bail after he first appeared before the Maseru Magistrate’s Court on July 10, 2018, on a

ABC saga: Hlaele faces another blow

Three days after his dismissal as minister, ABC wants to suspend Hlaele for alleged fraud THUSO MOSABALA It never rains but pours for Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s son-in-law, Lebohang Hlaele, who was recently slapped with a ‘show cause’ letter why he cannot be suspended from the ruling All Basotho Convention, pending an investigation. Hlaele is

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