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Let’s play by the rules

THE government’s unrelenting pursuit on Chief Justice Majara only serves to undermine the independence of the courts and buttress the perception that the executive wants to capture the judiciary. Granted,

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Justice under siege

JUST when you think things will not get any worse another boob is visited upon us by our politicians. On September 12, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane advised the King to

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Senate Masupha fights for change

HA MAMATHE – SENATE Masupha sits in her family home in the village of Ha ‘Mamathe in Lesotho, under a portrait of her late mother. The inscription on the portrait, written

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Dual citizenship law coming soon

MASERU – PARLIAMENT is finalizing a law that will allow dual citizenship. Chairperson of the Law and Public Safety Committee, Lekhetho Mosito, told parliament on Monday that Basotho are overwhelmingly in

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MPs walk out of parliament

MASERU – OPPOSITION MPs walked out of parliament in protest last Thursday because the government MPs, including ministers, were absent without giving any notice to the Speaker. The opposition was fuming

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DC MPs warn Speaker

MASERU – THE Democratic Congress (DC)’s parliamentary caucus says Speaker Sephiri Motanyane could find himself in hot water if he insists on bringing disciplinary proceedings against MP Likeleli Tampane. Tampane, the

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Teachers’ unions in turf war

MASERU – THE Progressive Association of Lesotho Teachers (PALT) is accusing the Education Ministry of sidelining it to work with smaller unions that don’t have bargaining status. PALT’s executive secretary, Paul

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How teachers’ deal will work

Nkheli Liphoto MASERU THE agreement between government and teachers’ unions is based on tight deadlines that have very little wiggle room. And teachers say if the government doesn’t make good

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Reprieve for Basotho travellers

MASERU – BASOTHO travelling to South Africa will no longer have their passports stamped at border posts, in a move introduced to ease congestion and facilitate smooth travel. This was announced

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Minister orders police to shoot to kill

MAFETENG – POLICE should be ready to use deadly force against famo gang members known for perpetrating violence, a cabinet minister has said. Temeki Tšolo, who is MP for Mafeteng and