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PM in frantic bid to stabilise judiciary

KANANELO BOLOETSE A protracted judicial crisis in Lesotho has left Prime Minister Thomas Thabane in frantic efforts to restore stability, such that the premier even pondered appointing former Chief Justice Mahapela Lehohla to the presidency of the Court of Appeal. This is revealed in a trove of letters between His Majesty King

CJ sympathisers could face a dead end

…Sadc route futile without tribunal KANANELO BOLOETSE In 2010, after several court judgements against the Zimbabwean government, the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) summit of  heads of states and governments held in Namibia decided that a review of the role, functions and terms of reference of one of its key institutions –

Spotlight on foreign-owned manufacturers’ tax holiday

KANANELO BOLOETSE MASERU – While most Basotho-owned companies are struggling to comply with near-crippling tax obligations, some foreign-owned manufacturing firms seem to have it easy. Foreign-owned manufacturing companies, in particular textile factories, are benefiting from a raft of tax relief measures which leave them ultimately contributing a trivial proportion – around five

Fractures weaken Lesotho’s ruling party

LEKHETHO NTSUKUNYANE Tom Thabane was jeered by assembled supporters of his own party last week, in what political analysts see as a sign that his days as the Lesotho’s Prime Minister may be numbered. The rowdiness that marked the All Basotho Convention (ABC) navel-gazing “sabbatical conference” in the far southern district of