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A matter of life and death

THE surge in Covid-19 infections and deaths in the last week should serve as a wake-up call to every Mosotho at every level of society.Seven more deaths and 260 new

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2020: A year like no other

As we say goodbye to 2020, we can all agree that this was a year like no other that we can remember in recent memory.Since the outbreak of the Covid-19

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Focus on the bigger picture

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry a story of how the two main partners in the coalition government have been squabbling of late over a number of issues. At the

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We must brace for Covid-19 tsunami

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry a story of how thousands of Basotho without being screened for Covid-19 are trekking back home from South Africa for the Christmas holidays. Their

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Army is ripe for reform

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry a story of how some soldiers went berserk last weekend, beating up villagers after one of their own was assaulted at a beer drink.Tragically,

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Restructure the police service

A report commissioned by the government to investigate the causes of instability in the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) identifies six key issues it says are at the centre of

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Smash human trafficking ring

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry a story of a massive cartel implicating senior government officials in cases of human trafficking.The allegations are contained in an explosive affidavit presented to

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Justice Mahase’s toxic legacy

EMBATTLED Acting Chief Justice ‘Maseforo Mahase is finally out after two tumultuous years marked by acrimony.The government has now appointed 60-year-old Justice Sakoane Sakoane as the substantive Chief Justice. Justice

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No to fascist tactics

LAST Friday’s ugly skirmishes between the police and hordes of unemployed youths is a clear signpost that we are headed for trouble as a country. What the protests have done

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Litmus test for Lesotho

THE launch of Mon Foods Farm and Abattoir last week could be a game-changer for Lesotho.The launch comes at a time when the government of Lesotho is aggressively pushing to