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Let’s play by the rules

THE government’s unrelenting pursuit on Chief Justice Majara only serves to undermine the independence of the courts and buttress the perception that the executive wants to capture the judiciary. Granted,

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Deal with the carnage in factories

A FEW weeks after the coalition government bowed to pressure and awarded a massive salary hike for factory workers, it would appear that decision is coming back to haunt workers.

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SADC flexing its muscles will have limited impact

JUSTICE Dikgang Moseneke, who was recently appointed to mediate in Lesotho’s political crisis in its quest for stability, faces numerous challenges. At the core of the crisis is a culture

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Resist taking populist route

THE violent protests by factory workers last week were the last thing Lesotho needs if it is to project an image of a stable economy to potential investors. The workers

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Bury your vendettas

PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane last Friday made an impassioned plea to Lesotho’s political leaders to bury the hatchet and ensure the SADC-driven reforms succeed at all costs. At the heart

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Who is funding who?

Thesele Maseribane, the Basotho National Party (BNP), has had a very uncomfortable two weeks following intense media scrutiny over his “shadowy” links with a UK-based businessman. At the centre of

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Find these killers

YET again we report in this newspaper the harrowing story of how five defenceless women were gunned down, execution style, in their homes in Rothe Ha-Mokaoli this week. While the

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Avert teachers’ strike

THE government could face yet another headache after the three biggest teachers’ unions threatened to down tools to press for better working conditions when schools re-open on August 2. The

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End paralysis in justice sector

THE strike action by magistrates last week resulted in the paralysis in the delivery of justice in our lower courts. It was the clearest indication that our judiciary is in

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There must be consequences

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry yet another shocking story of how Lesotho’s civil servants continue to recklessly plunder state resources. Thanks to the relentless efforts of the Public Accounts