Doctors’ strike takes its toll

MAFETENG –THE strike by doctors took a huge toll in Mafeteng district during the Christmas holidays with thousands of patients being turned away from hospitals. The doctors had downed tools


Teachers walk out of meeting

MASERU – TEACHERS’ unions last week stormed out of a meeting with the Minister of Education Prof Ntoi Rapapa whom they accused of not taking their grievances seriously. The unions are


Budding famo artiste gunned down

MASERU – AN aspiring young famo artiste, Ngaka Mahao, 32, was fatally shot at Ha-Toloane just a few days before Christmas. Mahao was in a taxi with other passengers when he

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Mob beats suspected rapist to death

MAFETENG – A mob in rural Mafeteng allegedly lynched a suspected rapist to death while police watched. The Ha-Marake villagers had accused Makhobo Marake, 68, of raping a 14-year-old girl. It


Ministry’s cars grounded

MASERU – THE Ministry of Public Works and Transport’s cars have been grounded for almost two months because the ministry cannot pay for fuel. Engen Lesotho has cut fuel supply to


Soldiers go on rampage in Quthing

QUTHING – TWO soldiers went on a violent rampage that left one person dead and 27 injured in Quthing after a Christmas-eve brawl that has further tainted the army’s reputation. The


Mosisili says Sekatle ‘a pathological liar’

MAPUTSOE – Democratic Congress (DC) leader, Pakalitha Mosisili, has described Semano Sekatle who defected to the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party two weeks ago “as a pathological liar”. Mosisili was


Mapesela in cattle ‘damages’ storm

KOLONYAMA – DEFENCE Minister Tefo Mapesela allegedly fined farmers about 50 head of cattle in three villages of Kolonyama for grazing in his wheat field during the Christmas holidays. Flanked by


ABC suspends Koro-Koro committee

MASERU – THE ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) national executive committee has suspended the entire Koro-Koro constituency committee. Analysts say the decision to suspend the committee is meant to block Professor


Minister’s guard shoots bar owner

MASERU – THE bodyguard to Deputy Home Affairs Minister, Machesetsa Mofomobe, shot and injured a bar owner and two others during a festive season brawl in Quthing. Malebo Malebo was arrested