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The Jezebel effect

Comrade Chris Hani warned against this sort of behaviour, ‘Comrade’ Maimane is very vocal these days about it, that is, the tendency for African politically elected leaders to hold on

Insight

Political leadership — a cause of instability?

For 50 years, Lesotho has experienced political instability in different ways. These include the refusal to accept election outcomes in 1966 and 1998; coup d’états in 1970, 1986, and 1994,

Comment

Beef up security for judicial officers

THE break-in at the house of the acting Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Hlalefang Motinyane, is yet another vivid reminder of the need to beef up security for our judicial

Africa

The Generals spoke and Mugabe capitulated

When it’s time to go, it’s time to go. Even former president Robert Mugabe in the end, proved not invincible. His day was November 21, 2017. After 37 years as

Business

When the blind see again

MAPOTENG – AT MALUTI Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, the blind see again. Mention the name Mapoteng, a semi-urban town on the foothills of a range of Maluti Mountains in Berea

News

Two children burnt to death

LERIBE – THEY were found huddled together and lifeless; their charred tiny bodies burnt beyond recognition. They died wrapping their small arms around each other. The three-year-old and her five-year-old

Local News

Speaker blocked

MASERU – A High Court judge has stopped moves to investigate and discipline opposition MPs accused of causing chaos in parliament two weeks ago. Speaker of Parliament Sephiri Motanyane instructed

News

IMF warns of trouble

MASERU – THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the sharp decline in SACU revenues due to slow growth in South Africa will have a severe shock on Lesotho’s public sector.

Local News

A brigadier’s 660 days of horror

MASERU – BRIGADIER Poqa Motoa, one of the dozens of soldiers who spent several months in prison after being accused of mutiny, has recounted the harrowing details of his torture

News

Makgothi heeds call of duty

MASERU – When Lesotho army commander Lt Gen Khoantle Motšomotšo was gunned down in his office at the Ratjomose barracks in Maseru on September 5, there was pandemonium in Maseru.