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A matter of grave concern

AS reported elsewhere in this edition the Judicial Officers Association of Lesotho (JOALE) last month wrote an explosive eight page letter to Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara raising serious concerns about

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Not so pretty a picture

TWO weeks ago the government shut down controversial private radio station, MoAfrika FM, allegedly over a M100 000 debt to the Lesotho National Broadcasting Service (LNBS). The decision to switch

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Respect human rights

AT a recent rally Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said the police should beat thieves or crime suspects. That he has repeated the same in an interview with the national television

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Justice for Khetheng

WE must confess that last week’s issue of thepost was not a pleasant one to edit. There were just too many shocking stories of violence and torture. It appeared as

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Audit civil service

WE welcome the announcement by Public Service Minister Thesele ’Maseribane this week to carry out a comprehensive audit of the civil service. It was long overdue. ’Maseribane said the ministry

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Lesotho needs an apolitical civil service

THIS week, the government summarily dismissed the bulk of principal secretaries who were appointed by the Pakalitha Mosisili-led administration. We are not surprised by that move. We saw it coming.

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Time to deliver

WE are thrilled by the budget presented by Finance Minister Dr Moketsi Majoro to parliament yesterday. Dr Majoro appears to have made the right noises about what needs to be

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Resist taking populist route

Finance Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro is expected to table his 2017-18 budget in Parliament next Wednesday. The budget speech comes at a time when the Thomas Thabane-led coalition government is

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Deliver on job promises

TWO weeks after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane was sworn-in, it is obvious that the dust from the June 3 snap election is beginning to settle. With the elections now over,

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Elections: time to move on

LESOTHO’s opposition parties last week wrote to SADC requesting a forensic audit of the June 3 election results. The opposition says while the election was generally free, fair and peaceful,