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Tsatsanyane attacks ABC

MASERU – FEARED and loathed in equal measure, Mokherane Tsatsanyane has always been an enigmatic and controversial figure.And true to form, Tsatsanyane did not disappoint when he spoke at the

Magistrate Motanyane dies

MASERU – SENIOR Resident Magistrate Phethise Motanyane died on Monday after a short illness.He was 45.Motanyane died while he was still posted to Tšifa-li-Mali Magistrates’ Court in Hlotse, Leribe.He was

Sekhankula back in the music arena

ROMA – TWO National University of Lesotho (NUL) humanities lecturers are creating a new brand of music that borrows from Afro-Jazz and other African sounds with a mix of sekhankula.“The

‘Tweak Domestic Violence Bill’

MASERU – A BILL tabled in parliament to address the lack of a substantive law dealing with domestic violence has attracted criticism, with some analysts and activists saying it fails

Meat traders feel the heat

MASERU – TIGHT competition with wholesalers has reduced the once popular Khubetsoana-based Sakeng Butchery to a shadow of its former self.Sakeng is competing with Meraka-Lesotho, the national abattoir-cum-wholesaler which has

BNP wants Molapo out

MASERU – THE Basotho National Party (BNP) wants Joang Molapo, its former deputy leader, kicked out of parliament because he has been dismissed from the party.The BNP says Molapo cannot

Snooping Bill thrown out

MASERU – PARLIAMENT has thrown out a controversial new law that would have allowed telecommunications companies and state security agents to monitor people’s mobile phones.The Portfolio Committee on Prime Minister’s

Blow for ABC as MP defects

MASERU – THE fractured All Basotho Convention (ABC) suffered another blow this week when Molefi Phamotse, its MP for Likhoele, crossed the floor to join the Basotho Action Party (BAP).Phamotse

Senior BEDCO manager suspended

MASERU – A senior Basotho Enterprise Development Corporation (BEDCO) manager has been suspended to pave way for an investigation into how ten computers disappeared at the parastatal.Pesha Shale, the Head

DC wants death sentence implemented

MASERU – THE Democratic Congress (DC) says it wants all willful murderers hanged if it wins next year’s elections.The party’s former leader, Pakalitha Mosisili, told a press conference that implementing