Posts From Lipholo Pheko

Local News

Seven suspected Covid-19 cases turn negative

MASERU-SEVEN out of 10 suspected cases of the coronavirus have turned out negative, Health Minister Nkaku Kabi announced yesterday. Kabi said results for the remaining three samples are still outstanding.

Local News

Lesotho braces for virus storm

MASERU-LESOTHO is bracing for the Covid-19 crisis amid fears that the deadly disease could infect as much as 800 000 people. That is according to the National Convid-19 Response Integrated

Insight

The problem with our MPs

I love newspapers. I read and collect any newspaper that I come across, whether South African or international. I always try to read most of the local newspaper to catch

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This virus is real

WITH effect from 12 midnight tonight, our giant neighbour, South Africa, will be on a 21-day lockdown. All shops and non-essential businesses will grind to a halt. The drastic measure,

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Politicians are cut from the same cloth

There are very few differences in how Lesotho’s politicians conduct themselves and how they conduct their business. In fact our politicians are so similar that I can boldly say “Bapolotiki

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We miss Mosisili’s steadying hand

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is unfit to hold office. A Prime Minister is supposed to be fundamentally fit — intellectually, morally, temperamentally, and psychologically to hold office. For me, that

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The poetry of Dylan Thomas

It may be that some words by a poet long ago read actually do make sense viewed from the perspective of a pandemic we are now in the throngs of.

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It’s time to bond

YEH, the lockdown has come. It’s serious business. It’s necessary to protect our people. Its impact on the economy will be huge but that can be sorted later when the crisis

Sports

Makae stuck in Switzerland

MASERU-Lesotho cyclist Tumelo Makae is stuck in Switzerland after he was turned away at the airport in Geneva as he tried to board a flight back home. Makae was travelling

Sports

League mulls matches behind closed doors

MASERU-THE Premier League Management Committee (PLMC) chairman Ikarabele Sello has flaunted the possibility of league matches being played behind closed doors as the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues.