Fake job

Hear, hear, hear! Mr Softie has created a fictitious diplomatic post.It’s called Resident Ambassador, meaning an ambassador leading no particular mission and its first dweller is Lesotho’s High Commissioner to


Pessy-Pessy on Machache streetlight

PESSY-Pessy wants to bring a motion of no-confidence against Mr Softie. He says Mr Softie is just an academic with zilch political acumen.If double standards were a human being, they


Defining the short story

Often you hear students clumsily say “a short story is a small novel.” The more desperate ones indicate that a short story is an incomplete novel! It is as if


We want accountability in political parties

THE Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) has often been accused of being biased and acting as a political party. I have defended their mission on so many occasions and sometimes do


Big blow for vaccination drive

THE announcement by the government last week that it was investigating five deaths linked to Covid-19 vaccinations has triggered fresh fears over the whole vaccination programme.While we understand the government’s


Neologisms: Part One

I had meant this week to return to the subject of Libya under Colonel Gaddafi, but haven’t got my head around that yet. So, this week and next, something completely


The need to regulate social media

The great thing about Lesotho is the freedom of expression. Of course, there have been instances where someone got shot for saying too much about some people. On the whole,


Teachers want schools closed to stop Covid infections

MASERU – TEACHERS and parents want all schools closed following a surge in Covid-19 infections.The Lesotho Association of Teachers (LAT) and Boleng Ba Thuto Parents Association say it makes no


Ten computers stolen at BEDCO

MASERU– TEN new computers meant for the youths to write business proposals have disappeared from the Basotho Enterprise Development Corporation (BEDCO).The computers, worth M134 400, were delivered to Bedco in


It’s war in the Covid ward

MASERU – For many people, the mere mention of Covid-19 is enough to make them quake in their boots. But take a moment to commiserate with the health professionals who