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Two Chinese businessmen arrested for money laundering

MASERU – TWO businessmen of Chinese descent are in jail awaiting trial after they failed to raise surety at the Maseru magistrate’s court last Thursday. Lee Laan, 23, and Chan Kuren,

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‘Forced’ insurance policy angers soldiers

MASERU – THERE is simmering discontent within the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) after the army allegedly ordered soldiers to take up insurance policies with the Lesotho National Insurance Group (LNIG), thepost

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Clerics clash over control of diocese

MASERU – DAGGERS are drawn between two senior Anglican Church of Lesotho (ACL) clerics over the control of the diocese. The nasty fight between the head of the Anglican Diocese of

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Top education unit official ‘jailed’

MASERU – A SENIOR official in the Education Facilities Unit, ’Maliteboho Makhoali, was on Tuesday slapped with a one year prison term or pay a fine of M1 000 for misleading

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Minister fumes

MASERU – TRADE Minister Tefo Mapesela is fuming after the police killed a villager and seriously injured two others in Kao last Thursday. Mapesela wants the police officers who pulled the

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Redefining the soul of furniture

ROMA – FEW things are as common as furniture made from wood. Yet Setlhare Jane, a National University of Lesotho (NUL) graduate, is redefining the very heart and soul of furniture.

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The curse of diamonds

THABA-TSEKA – Diamonds may be said to be a woman’s best friend, but for widow ’Makatleho Mphatšoe and the nine orphans under her care, they are a curse. The 56-year-old faces

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Former Moafrika journalist gunned down

MASERU – FORMER Moafrika FM news anchor, Lekena Mohale, who is the son of popular famo musician, Mantša, was shot dead on Sunday. It is suspected that Mohale was killed during

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Pension Fund bosses grilled

MASERU – THE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) this week grilled Lesotho Pension Fund boss, Thabo Ramochele, over financial irregularities at the institution. The committee wanted the Pension Fund officials to specifically

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LRA pushes for voluntary tax compliance

MASERU – THE Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) this week unveiled a new programme to encourage voluntary compliance with the country’s tax laws. Starting on Monday, Basotho can now go and