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Doomed, deluded and dissolved

BOOM! Boom! Boom! Hear the sound of Mokola’s political ambition imploding. For weeks he was Lesotho’s prime-minister-in-waiting. His spectacular ascent to the State House looked inevitable, thanks to a curious

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Frogs in lipstick

LESOTHO will probably never have a tabloid newspaper but that doesn’t mean scandalous news remains hidden. Basotho will always find ways to scatter the lurid details. Of course Facebook and

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Fridays, doctors and gold diggers

You mark dates on the calendar based on their importance. There are fridays, Fridays and then FRIDAYS. Tomorrow is a FRIDAY because something big is likely to happen, at least

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Silly doctors

THEY say hell knows no fury like a scorned woman. They are right, but only to a certain degree. If you want to know what fury looks and sounds like

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Stealing for fun

THAT those in power are thieves who have set up camp outside the national vault cannot be contested (those who dispute this have morsels of manure in their heads). They

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So what!

PUNCH a Mosotho and he will bellow. ‘M’e oe! But pinch him and he will use a gun or a knife to send you to meet your Maker. Steal a

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The cooling of Size Two

MOSISILI scoffs at his detractors, screamed a headline in a local newspaper this week. And so Muckraker dashed to the nearest shop to pick the rag.  It turned out there

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The stinking little story

THE season of tomfoolery is upon us. Its high jinks all the way. We can hardly spend a day without being told of some nonentity forming a political party. As

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Tripped by tricks

WE begin the year with a folktale. Once upon a time Rabbit and Baboon were good friends. They ate, farmed, played and even fornicated together. But, as we all know,

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High jinks and hypocrites

THE festive season is upon us but that has not stopped our politicians from getting up to their usual high jinks. You can always count on them to conjure something