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Prepare for social upheaval

WE can fully understand the predicament that Finance Minister Moeketsi Majoro found himself in this week as he presented his third budget speech in Parliament. It would be very easy

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Define parameters of dialogue

WARRING factions within the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party this week signed a ceasefire agreement that will pave way for dialogue to resolve a bitter leadership tussle that has

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Thabane should act fast

THERE is no doubt that Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is an astute strategist who honed his skills in the most vicious political battles over more than a half a century.

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It’s time for cool heads

IT is becoming clear that the fight between government and teachers will be a long drawn battle. Schools, students and parents are beginning to bear the brunt of the impasse

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We expect better from ABC

PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane’s ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party is going through turbulent times following hotly contested internal elections two weeks ago. The elections saw Professor Nqosa Mahao being

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ABC on the crossroads

THE result of the All Basotho Convention’s elective conference was nothing short of spectacular. It was an emphatic rejection of the previous national executive committee that has presided over probably

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A new broom sweeps better

Mathibeli Mokhothu, who was elected the new Democratic Congress (DC) leader at a party conference last weekend, assumes the reins of power at a time when the party is in

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We’re partners for development

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry some interesting comments by Lesotho’s deputy army commander Major General Matela Motobakele on the role of the media in a democratic society. We found

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Onerous task for judge

THE long-awaited trial of soldiers who are accused of murdering former Lesotho army commander Lt Gen Maaparankoe Mahao is set to kick off in the High Court on April 1.

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ABC must be a big tent

THAT the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) had to be dragged to court to resolve whether Professor Nqosa Mahao is eligible to contest the party’s internal elections next month is