Posts From Lipholo Pheko


Lesotho’s village politics

Lesotho’s politics are just village politics, so said P W Botha referring to Lesotho’s political troubles. He said he wouldn’t be bothered by a country that claims to be independent


Food for thought- Part 3

When it comes to eating out, I have an enviable reputation on one count, and a grim secret. The former first. When I could afford it, I would take a


Bitter row erupts as Queen II is demolished

 MASERU-A group of construction companies is demolishing the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital despite the lockdown.The companies started working soon after the government announced the lockdown to prevent the spread of


Good news for EcoCash customers

MASERU-IN the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is at least some good news coming from Econet Telecom Lesotho.All EcoCash subscribers will now be able to send or receive a


Companies join battle against Covid-19

MASERU-LESOTHO will have a Covid-19 testing facility by Saturday.This is after as a local mogul, Sam Matekane, pledged to build testing labs to help Basotho get results quicker.Currently the country


Taxi bosses threaten pull-out

MASERU-TAXI operators in Maseru say they are now thinking of withdrawing their services after the government cut the business hours they are supposed to operate without consulting them. The Maseru


Badly exposed

MASERU-A SOLDIER manhandles a driver and drags him to the edges of the road at a checkpoint near Lesotho High School along Main North One Road.Neither of the two men


The new reality

Shakeman Mugari MASERU-THERE was a time when we had no time to do everything. Now we have time aplenty but nothing to do. We have been robbed of the routines


Mining sector feels the heat

MASERU-LESOTHO’S mining industry has started feeling the impact of Covid-19 with major companies deciding to either retrench or cut salaries.The Liqhobong Mining Development Company has announced plans to retrench, a

Local News

We are sorry, says army

MASERU-A Semphetenyane man suffered severe fractures on his two arms and a leg after he was brutally assaulted by soldiers last Friday.The incident, perhaps the worst recorded so far, vividly