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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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