Mafisa: bossing the bosses

Abel Chapatarongo MASERU – WHEN tempers boiled over after the 1998 general election, Sekara Mafisa was caught in the eye of a major political storm. Lesotho’s opposition parties accused Mafisa


New Mahau investigation

PRIME Minister Pakalitha Mosisili told South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa last Friday that government has set up a special taskforce to investigate the Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao’s killing. Mosisili told

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Long live the King!

Rose Moremoholo QACHA’S NEK AT the ripe age of 65, Thusang Mokaroaleng had never met his king in the flesh. The only image he had about King Letsie III was


Matete: 40 years in the trenches

Abel Chapatarongo MASERU HE has been out of the political limelight for the past three years. But that period appears to have given RanthomengMatete enough space to think about the


Shooting from the hip!

Staff Reporter MASERU IN the early 1980s Khotso Morojele was among a small group of Lesotho Liberation Army (LLA) cadres who executed a low level guerrilla war against the then


Tsitsi Dangarembga: Those Nervous Conditions

Tsepiso S Motibi That equality in its true sense is an aspect of humanity we merely speak about is fact, and that what we often declare as commitment to a


Marriages from hell

Rose Moremoholo MASERU WHEN Bokang Ralentsoe’s case was finally heard in the magistrate’s court last week, it was expected that the man who had abducted her and had admitted as


Speaking truth to power

Abel Chapatarongo MASERU When Matankiso Nthunya was appointed Chief Magistrate of Maseru in January 2013, the first thing she noticed was that Lesotho is a highly politicised society. The divide