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Tjolietsa

…… Continuation from last week…….. After discussing the use of invective in election rally songs in Lesotho, I am turning to an example from northern Nigeria recorded in 1983. This

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Why was Thato Sibolla not protected?

THERE are several events that happened this week that shocked my whole system. We have people who campaigned for justice for the late Lt Gen Maaparankoe Mahao and pushed the

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Winds of change blowing in Lesotho

Ever since the dawn of the New Year we have seen events that seem to be pushing towards change. The first evidence that the winds of change are indeed blowing

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We’ve become a banana republic

The recent unfortunate events that took place in our country have cemented Lesotho’s status as a banana republic. What is a banana republic? According to Google, the definition of a

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Mandela’s freedom: 30 years on

We often think of what is and what was, what could be and what will be, where we were, are, and will be, when it will happen and how it

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Education in Lesotho in worrying state

LAST year’s examination results left a chill down my spine. There are many factors that could have contributed to that sad state of affairs. Among these was the long drawn-out

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Tjolietsa

I was planning to call this four-part column “Insults flying”, but my readers might have thought I was talking about bad behaviour by passengers on South African Airways. So, it’s

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Sentiments do not put bread on the table

Has your wife ever told you that sentiments based on baseless patriotism won’t put bread on the table? Or kids do not eat sentiments for their lunch-break at school? Well,

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Transforming patiently

The gentleman in a blue suit slips on the footbridge and lands with a splash in the waters of the slipway. He slides some way on the concrete now green

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A view from the roof

The bow of the rainbow on the distant Blue Mountain range is a sight to behold, reminding one of the reason why Lesotho is termed as the Kingdom in the