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Molibeli’s ‘mountain’ of charges

MASERU-SO robust and controversial has been Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli’s reaction to his suspension that the charges levelled against him have been overshadowed. At any other time, it could have

Judge warns Thabane

MASERU-A HIGH court judge has warned Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s government of the potential danger of treating Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli’s case lightly. Justice Tšeliso Monaphathi issued the stern warning

Soldiers want judge out

MASERU-THE crown says it wants all those convicted of the murder of Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao to face the death penalty. Nine soldiers, who include former army commander, Lt Gen

Brace for fireworks!

MASERU-FASTEN your seat-belts and brace for fireworks. That is the simple message from Tefo Makhakhe, the interim leader of the Lesotho Economic Freedom Fighters (LEFF). Makhakhe’s new political outfit is

School principal quits over exam leak

MASERU-THE principal of Hlotse High School, Moshene Joseph Hlongwane, is under investigation for allegedly leaking answer sheets during last year’s Form C and E examinations. The Examination Council of Lesotho

Two Naleli ‘drug mules’ arrested in Ghana

MASERU-TWO Basotho women from Naleli have been in a Ghanaian jail for the past two months after they were caught with drugs. Police spokesperson Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli said Lineo Matete

The heavy cost of drought

MOKHOTLONG-USING sharp knives, a group of men skinned a beast in Moeketsane, Ha-Liete in Mokhotlong in soaring temperatures on a recent morning. Cutting beasts into pieces of meat has become

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Army roped in as police bosses clash

MASERU-THERE was drama at the police headquarters in Maseru on Tuesday after armed soldiers stormed the building in an attempt to defuse a potentially violent stand-off between two police bosses.

The tough questions Thabane must answer

MASERU-POLICE Commissioner Holomo Molibeli’s troubles could have started after he asked Prime Minister Thomas Thababe to explain why his phone was used to talk to someone at the scene of

The school of hard knocks

MASERU-MARRIED or simply cohabiting? That is the dilemma many Basotho women are often faced with when their “husbands” die and in-laws move in to grab property while stripping them of