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This is not good for Lesotho’s image

THE closure of private radio station, MoAfrika FM, and the subsequent violent arrest and charging of its owner, Ratabane Ramainoane, last week are a matter of grave concern to us.

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Investigate disturbances

THE deaths of three senior army officers last week in what was said to be a shootout at the army barracks can only be described as tragic for Lesotho. Their

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No to torture

RECENT political developments in Lesotho over the last couple of weeks have put Lesotho back into the international limelight. Former defence minister Tseliso Mokhosi was arrested two weeks ago in

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A matter of grave concern

AS reported elsewhere in this edition the Judicial Officers Association of Lesotho (JOALE) last month wrote an explosive eight page letter to Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara raising serious concerns about

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Not so pretty a picture

TWO weeks ago the government shut down controversial private radio station, MoAfrika FM, allegedly over a M100 000 debt to the Lesotho National Broadcasting Service (LNBS). The decision to switch

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Respect human rights

AT a recent rally Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said the police should beat thieves or crime suspects. That he has repeated the same in an interview with the national television

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Justice for Khetheng

WE must confess that last week’s issue of thepost was not a pleasant one to edit. There were just too many shocking stories of violence and torture. It appeared as

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Audit civil service

WE welcome the announcement by Public Service Minister Thesele ’Maseribane this week to carry out a comprehensive audit of the civil service. It was long overdue. ’Maseribane said the ministry

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Lesotho needs an apolitical civil service

THIS week, the government summarily dismissed the bulk of principal secretaries who were appointed by the Pakalitha Mosisili-led administration. We are not surprised by that move. We saw it coming.

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Time to deliver

WE are thrilled by the budget presented by Finance Minister Dr Moketsi Majoro to parliament yesterday. Dr Majoro appears to have made the right noises about what needs to be