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Lerotholi blows M32 million in dodgy deals

MASERU – LEROTHOLI Polytechnic College paid tens of millions of maloti to dodgy South African companies that failed to deliver the ordered goods but kept the money. The payments, amounting to

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Deep hair cuts

MASERU – FACED with declining revenues Dr Moeketsi Majoro has reached for sharp scissors to trim government expenditure. His main target is the government wage bill that has been galloping in

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Majoro hunts for moolah

MASERU – FINANCE Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro’s budget speech yesterday had enough sting to send consumers scurrying for cover. The good thing about it is that even as he admitted that

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Majoro warns of tough times

MASERU – FINANCE Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro yesterday warned of tough times ahead as he presented his M16.1 billion budget. Majoro said over the past eight years he has come to

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Judge sued

MASERU – FOR six years Lebohang ‘Mei was rotting in prison while Justice Thamsanqa Nomncongo sat on his case. This was despite that Justice Nomncongo had heard all the arguments in

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JP attacks ‘Maesaia

MASERU – TEBOHO Mojapela (JP), leader of the Socialist Revolutionaries (SR), has escalated his attacks on the First Lady and the All Basotho Convention (ABC) in a brawl that Prime Minister

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LDF boss pledges to professionalise army

MASERU  – Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander Lieutenant general Mojalefa Letsoela has pledged to professionalise the army and subject it to the will of the people. “I therefore make a

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LEC warns of power cuts

MASERU – THE Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) has warned of more power cuts as it battles to cope with a stringent budget. The LEC Transmission and Distribution Manager, Monica Moeko, told

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Liberating the girl child

LERIBE – For 16-year-old Lipolelo*, menstruation means a period of skipping the thing she loves most. When it comes to schoolwork, Lipolelo is a dedicated pupil. But on some days every

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WASCO says sorry for yellowish water

MASERU – THE Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) has apologized to consumers over the quality of water available on their taps. For the past three weeks, residents of Maseru have resorted