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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

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The media is not the enemy

WE wish to acknowledge the apology issued by Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander Lt Gen Mojalefa Letsoela after one his subordinates, Lt Col Mashili Mashili, issued threats to a Lesotho

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Rehabilitate offenders

HIGH Court judge, Justice Molefi Makara, last week strongly rebuked the Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) for bringing into his courtroom five soldiers who are charged with murder in shackles. Justice

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May the best candidate win!

We are watching with excitement what is likely to be an explosive leadership contest within the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party. Last week, National University of Lesotho (NUL) Vice-Chancellor

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No to MPs salary hike

WE are not surprised that there has been a fierce backlash from the public following the disclosure that the government was mulling doubling the salaries of MPs. Prime Minister Thomas

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We need visionary leadership

IT was a pleasure to see Basotho finally pushing aside their political differences and sitting down together at the reforms’ conference in Maseru this week. That is the spirit that

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Thanks to SADC Mission

THE SADC Preventive Mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho officially wrapped up its mission on Tuesday. The Mission has been in Lesotho since November 20 last year. The role of