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Roasting in misery

Lesotho’s rumour mill was in overdrive this week after someone leaked pictures of Uncle Tom and his sweetheart swallowing sausage and pork. Uncle Tom looked dapper in a matching short,

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Simulating silliness

SOME THINGS are just obvious. There is no debate that this government is now a one-legged horse being dragged to its grave. We don’t need a sangoma to confirm that

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Politricks and carrots

MUCKRAKER is tickled that Uncle Tom had the audacity to offer Prof Nqosa Mahao a diplomatic post. The offer had all the hallmarks of political chicanery, bravado, desperation and a

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Stick to your LeChina

SMALL Businesses Minister, Chalane Phori, is throwing tantrums after his Chinese partners lost the Mpilo Boulevard tender. This week he confirmed running to the State House, hands over head, to

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Just kiss your government

Sefofane u ntlele le lipompong (aeroplane, please bring me some sweets). Anyone who grew up in Lesotho would recall how, as a child, they made that plea to every aeroplane

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Look who killed our fun

Oops, it has happened again! Teboho Lehloenya, the deputy headmaster of our overrated kindergarten (also known as the parliament) has contrived to stop a fist fight between two quarrelling MPs.

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The art of Polistitution

SOME years back in Mafube, Muckraker watched in disgust as some bullies insulted her friend Lineo. It had started as harmless playground banter about her knock-on knees and missing front

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How to spank a soldier

THINGS are not always what they seem. Take, for instance, the story of the owl. There was a time when it was the king of birds. The source of its

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Kung Fu in Mafeteng, slumber in America

HERE is something stolen to tickle you into this long weekend that Muckraker hopes will be a wet one. Young Thabo bought a donkey from a farmer for M5 000.

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It’s time to whip them

A South African court has just ruled that parents are not allowed to spank their children. The court said parents should talk to their children instead of smacking them. That