A minefield of hope

MOKHOTLONG – ’MATŠOTLEHO Pelesa left Leribe 15 years ago with the hope of getting a permanent job at the Letšeng Diamond Mine. The job failed to materialise.Years later, she heard

When dirt is good!

ROMA – LIMPHO Thoahlane is the founder of Pheha Plastics, an organisation that creates amazing products out of waste plastics.In a project generously funded by a Belgium-based company best known

The slippery slope of suicide

MASERU – HLOMPHO Mohatla, 24, got pregnant out of wedlock twice and attempted suicide twice. In all these instances, she was too afraid to discuss her problems with her parents.She


Agric Minister demoted

MASERU – THE Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Likopo Mahase, has paid the price for the chaos in the distribution of fertilizer and seeds to farmers.Mahase was the only


Police constable lives in fear

MASERU – A police constable says he is living in fear after discovering bullet holes on his roof and bed on Sunday.PC Pesha Shale, who was not at home when


Thabane, Majoro fight escalates

MASERU – THE All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader, former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, has accused his deputy Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro of leading a faction fighting him.Thabane made the allegations


Herdsmen rape 16-year-old

QACHA’S NEK – TWO herdsmen from Qacha’s Nek allegedly abducted a 16-year-old girl and took her to a cattle post where they took turns to repeatedly rape her.The suspects and


LEC switches off airport over debt

MASERU = THE Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) has switched off power at the Moshoeshoe I International Airport over a staggering M3 million debt.The airport has not had electricity for the


Students strip naked in protest

MASERU – THERE was chaos at the Technical School of Leribe (TSL) yesterday when a group of male students stripped naked to protest against the principal’s decision to call their


Business blasts vaccine mandates

MASERU – PRIME Minister Moeketsi Majoro says from November 1 only those fully vaccinated will be allowed to sit in restaurants and bars.So, an outing with friends or family will