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Ponts’o Sekatle quits DC women’s league

MASERU – PONTŠO Sekatle on Monday resigned from the Democratic Congress (DC) women’s league executive committee, hours after her husband defected to the All Basotho Convention (ABC) party. The Qacha’s Nek

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A successful bridging programme

ROMA – MASTERS students from seven African countries last week descended on the National University of Lesotho (NUL). They were here for a bridging programme run by the powerful African Economic

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Let there be light in Mashai!

THABA-TSEKA – vFrom battling to put food at the table, ’Malimakatso Molatelle has become the leading light in a poor village where electricity is still a pipe dream. Molatelle has

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Thabane wants prisons to be brutal

MASERU – PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane says he wants to make Lesotho’s prisons so brutal that they are unbearable for inmates. The idea, he said, is to teach prisoners that crime

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Judge nullifies sale of MKM properties

MASERU – THE Court of Appeal has ruled that the sale of three MKM properties under the liquidation process was illegal. The prime properties in Maseru fetched M115 million at a

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Good news for motorists

MASERU – LESOTHO’S motorists heaved a sigh of relief last Friday after the Petroleum Fund slashed the price of petrol by a massive R2 per litre. The price of diesel has

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‘Arrest the ‘big fish’ first’

MASERU – FINANCE Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro says the lack of successful prosecution and jailing of senior people fosters a perception that the government is failing to curb corruption. Majoro also

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Factory worker gunned down

MASERU – A 30-year-old factory worker from Ha Tsolo in Maseru was shot and killed by unknown assailants last Friday. Police spokesman Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli confirmed the incident. He was quick

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Killer bricks!

ROMA – YOU can use them as face-bricks or cladding — the choice is yours. They come in all kinds of colours, textures and hues. The white ones come with patterns

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The ‘silent protest’ against rape

MASERU- WHEN Malefetsane Mafatle*, a 12-year-old boy, was walking home last weekend, he had the slightest idea of what was to befall him. This was the same short route that he