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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

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There will be no winners in dispute

OVER the last couple of months, we have watched with sadness the bitter standoff between Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli and the Lesotho Police Staff Association (LEPOSA). When the dust has

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A politically tainted process

THE judiciary was this week plunged into a fresh crisis after two members of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) sat and recommended five individuals for appointment as judges. The unprecedented

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Khasipe must stand firm

Thabo Khasipe, who heads the National Covid-19 Secretariat (Nacosec), last week painted a grim picture of an institution under siege. At the centre of the many reported rows appears to

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Give Majoro the space to breathe

Lesotho’s opposition parties are piling fresh pressure on the government to re-open Parliament in what observers say is a ploy to oust the new government led by Prime Minister Moeketsi

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They must face the music

Elsewhere in this issue, we run a story of a local property company, J & M Properties, which is mired in a bitter dispute with the government over what it

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Bitter lessons from Covid-19

IF there is anything that this Covid-19 pandemic has brutally exposed, it is the huge structural inequalities within our Lesotho society.Companies, which were already in distress pre-Covid-19 pandemic, are now

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Restrictions must be strictly enforced

PRIME Minister Moeketsi Majoro last weekend announced new tighter restrictions in an effort to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.Under the new restrictions, religious services, initiation schools, political rallies

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Right demands at the wrong time

THE Ministry of Health has now confirmed that three people have so far died of Covid-19, a situation that once again shines the light on our deeply precarious situation as