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BUTHA-BUTHE-TWO years ago, ’Mamojela Masopha, 32 was drowning in debt.An official in the Local Government’s Physical Planning Department, her salary was hardly enough to cater for her family’s needs, forcing

Radio presenter spends night in cell

MASERU-A controversial presenter with the privately owned Space Age MXXL Radio Station, Ralikonelo Joki, is in trouble after he allegedly insulted a female magistrate while she was on duty. Joki,

Court interpreters threaten to sue

MASERU-HIGH Court principal interpreters have threatened to lodge a contempt of court case after the government ignored a judgment to improve their status. The interpreters’ lawyer, Advocate Letuka Molati, wrote

Thabane begs for unity

MASERU-FORMER Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has pleaded with the All Basotho Convention (ABC)’s national executive committee to keep the party united. Thabane was speaking in a rare meeting with the

The rise and fall of Mothepu

MASERU-ON a chilly winter day three years ago prison officials woke up to stunning news.Thabang Mothepu, a young but ambitious officer, had been appointed acting commissioner of the Lesotho Correctional

Mokhothu wants rights violations investigated

MASERU-DEPUTY Prime Minister Mathibeli Mokhothu says the government is considering setting up a commission of enquiry to investigate the numerous deaths of crime suspects in police cells. Mokhothu, who was

Health Ministry boss suspended

MASERU-DR ‘Nyane Letsie, the director general of health services, was suspended this week for alleged incompetence.The suspension comes as the country is battling the novel Covid-19 pandemic which has infected

Police boss threatens crackdown

MASERU-COMMISSIONER Holomo Molibeli has threatened to come down hard on the Lesotho Police Staff Association (Leposa)’s leadership for allegedly destabilising the police. Commissioner Molibeli accuses the Leposa leaders of waging

Health sector strike ends

MASERU-HEALTH workers have ended their two-week long strike after the government agreed to meet some of their demands.The agreement comes after intense negotiations that at times looked like they would

71 new Covid-19 cases in Lesotho

MASERU-LESOTHO this week recorded 71 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number to 576.One more patient died, bringing the total number of deaths to 13.So far just under 300 people