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Valentine’s Day tips for sisters

HERE is a true story. It’s Valentine’s Day in 1993. A snobbish boy who had just landed in Mafube for school holidays invites Muckraker to a date. Muckraker scrubs herself

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How to read Uncle Tom

GATHER around the fire my people. Today Aunty Muckraker has a gripping tšomo to tell. Here it goes. Once upon a time, a famous Mokhotlong farmer decided it was time

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A State House of nurses

FORGET everything you know about the art of politics. The biggest lesson from the political crisis gripping Lesotho is that nursing is an overrated profession. You heard that right: from

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Ask the Thokolosi

MUCKRAKER wishes you a prosperous 2020 and, maybe, a new government to go with it. After all, the gods seem to be frowning on this bungling coalition that contrived to

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The thing from the State House

IF you haven’t listened to Ntho ke Ena, Juvy’s song with Budhaza, you are either jealous, just oblivious or a relic of the past. Or an overzealous Pentecostal zealot indoctrinated

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The singing couple

SOMEONE pass Muckraker a hankie. Not to wipe tears or mucus. Just sweat induced by the tomfoolery oozing from the State house. A few weeks ago we were treated to

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Every MP needs a beating

BOOM! What Muckraker prayed and fasted for has come to pass. For eons Muckraker has railed against excitable souls who sabotage fights in parliament. Finally, the MPs had a real

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Roasting in misery

Lesotho’s rumour mill was in overdrive this week after someone leaked pictures of Uncle Tom and his sweetheart swallowing sausage and pork. Uncle Tom looked dapper in a matching short,

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Simulating silliness

SOME THINGS are just obvious. There is no debate that this government is now a one-legged horse being dragged to its grave. We don’t need a sangoma to confirm that

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Politricks and carrots

MUCKRAKER is tickled that Uncle Tom had the audacity to offer Prof Nqosa Mahao a diplomatic post. The offer had all the hallmarks of political chicanery, bravado, desperation and a