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Hold the police accountable

THE brutal murder of a 28-year-old security guard, Tšeliso Sekonyela, while in police custody is yet another indictment on the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS).Sekonyela was detained by the police

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A self-serving agenda

WE note with utter dismay and puzzlement the latest moves by some MPs to press ahead with a motion of no-confidence against the government led by Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro.Leading

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We’re raising an angry generation

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry a story of students, allegedly under the influence of marijuana, who ran amok in Quthing, beating up teachers while also burning classroom blocks.The principal

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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

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Politicians must shun famo gangs

THERE is a common theme in two unrelated events that happened in recent days.The first was the brutal killing of a Mokhotlong police officer.The second was the meeting between the

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Get your priorities right

THIS edition carries a story on how the government is struggling to pay a staggering M350 million for tertiary students on state bursaries.Nearly every college whose students are sponsored by

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A hasty divorce

THE decision by the government of Lesotho to terminate a contract to run and manage the Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital has left scores of workers stranded.Work at the hospital, the

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We too are sitting on a time-bomb

OVER the past week, we have noted in horror as South Africa, our biggest and closest neighbour, was being burnt to the ground.Shops have been looted. Buildings have been burnt

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Have we lost war on guns?

THREE weeks ago, ’Mabuang Mazenyo, 67, was shot and killed at the BNP elective conference in Mazenod.Mazenyo was not sick when she died. She was a victim of the notorious

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Have we forgotten already?

Fresh concerns over the outbreak of a new, deadly Covid-19 variant have triggered a fresh lockdown across our border in South Africa amidst fears that it is only a matter