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Justice Mahase’s toxic legacy

EMBATTLED Acting Chief Justice ‘Maseforo Mahase is finally out after two tumultuous years marked by acrimony.The government has now appointed 60-year-old Justice Sakoane Sakoane as the substantive Chief Justice. Justice

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No to fascist tactics

LAST Friday’s ugly skirmishes between the police and hordes of unemployed youths is a clear signpost that we are headed for trouble as a country. What the protests have done

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Litmus test for Lesotho

THE launch of Mon Foods Farm and Abattoir last week could be a game-changer for Lesotho.The launch comes at a time when the government of Lesotho is aggressively pushing to

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A call for transparency

WE note with disappointment how a motion to force MPs to disclose the source of funds and goods they donate to the poor was shot down in Parliament last week.

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An ill-thought out policy

AFTER two long years of painful prevarication, the government this week finally moved against Maseru Dawning, a controversial wool broking company, by suspending its licence. The suspension comes after bitter

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A vicious assault on basic freedoms

THE decision by the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) to introduce a new set of regulations to control social media content could mark the beginning of a calculated assault on our

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Don’t wield hammer against Vodacom

THE Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) this week slapped a M134 million fine on Vodacom Lesotho for allegedly violating its licence regulations. The staggering fine, which is unprecedented in the history

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The more leaks, the merrier

WE note with a sense of trepidation the government’s plans to classify all its documents and correspondences in an attempt to stop the leaking of confidential information. Prime Minister Moeketsi

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All is not well in Covid-19 fight

Defence Minister Prince Maliehe this week told the media that the government plans to deploy soldiers and the police to help enforce Covid-19 regulations.The decision to deploy soldiers and the

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Bloodbath on jobs market

IT is now six months after Lesotho first went into lockdown following the outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak.The disease, which has triggered global panic, has so far left 31 Basotho