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By thabo On 15 Sep, 2014 At 08:23 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
maaparankoe

  Keiso Mohloboli Regional army chiefs met in Pretoria on Thursday to discuss Lesotho’s on-going security crisis. Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, whose appointment as the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane last month sparked the unrest, briefed the meeting on why Lesotho is in its current predicament. Dr Thabane fired Lt […]

By thabo On 14 Sep, 2014 At 08:32 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
Thabane

  . . as SADC leaders meet on political and security crises Bongiwe Zihlangu PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has invited regional leaders to an urgent meeting in Pretoria tomorrow to discuss Lesotho’s political and security crises. The make-or-break meeting comes a week after the South African president visited Maseru, in his capacity as Southern African Development […]

By thabo On 14 Sep, 2014 At 08:18 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
Mokhosi

  Bongiwe Zihlangu THE Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) will not succumb to pressure from the All Basotho Convention (ABC) and Basotho National Party (BNP) and reconsider its stance that Parliament must reconvene next Friday, the party’s secretary general, Tšeliso Mokhosi, has said. According to Mr Mokhosi, Parliament, which was suspended for nine months on […]

By thabo On 14 Sep, 2014 At 08:13 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
serialong qoo

  Lekhetho Ntsukunyane The main opposition Democratic Congress (DC) is planning to hold a “massive” demonstration if Prime Minister Thomas Thabane reneges on his promise to re-open Parliament this week. According to party spokesperson, Serialong Qoo, the DC expects the All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader to reconvene the August House on 19 September in line […]

By thabo On 14 Sep, 2014 At 08:52 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
Franz baleni

  Lekhetho Ntsukunyane THE National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) of South Africa has called on Lesotho to become the 10th province of South Africa, citing the kingdom’s failure to resolve its current political crisis and economic dependence on Pretoria. NUM general secretary, Frans Baleni, told South African media last week that Lesotho should not have […]

By thabo On 14 Sep, 2014 At 08:55 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
court

  Tefo Tefo DEFENCE lawyer, Advocate Motiea Teele, on Friday objected to the reading of corruption charges to the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship Affairs Deputy Principal Secretary (DPS) Ntai Makoetje and his co-accused, alleging the indictment contravened the country’s constitution. Mr Makoetje is charged together with the ministry’s Engineer, Letlola Sekatle, Maseru City […]

By thabo On 14 Sep, 2014 At 08:20 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments

  Letuka Chafotsa The Matekane Group of Companies (MGC) on Friday lent a helping hand to 651 Mantšonyane households as part of the organisation’s corporate social responsibility programme. The families, from six Mantšonyane villages, were each presented with three, 50 kilogramme bags of maize to help them supplement their poor harvest. Speaking in Ha Ntsokoane—one […]

By thabo On 14 Sep, 2014 At 08:57 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
Atul Kumar Gupta

  Bongiwe Zihlangu THE recent appointment of South African media and mining tycoon, Atul Gupta, as Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s special advisor and issuance with a diplomatic passport, has been heavily criticised by the main opposition Democratic Congress (DC). In an interview with the Sunday Express, former Government Secretary Tlohang Sekhamane, who is the party’s […]

By thabo On 8 Sep, 2014 At 08:26 AM | Categorized As Local, News, Sunday Special | With 0 Comments
Ben 10

  ‘The younger men are still free and have the necessary skills to make a woman really happy. The older men simply miss the point. It is for this reason that most women opt for the Ben 10s—men young enough to be their sons or even grandsons’   Mohau Serabele Maputsoe Tebello Mohale (name changed […]

By thabo On 8 Sep, 2014 At 07:48 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
Maaparankoe

  . . . as newly-appointed commander fails to access barracks Keiso Mohloboli FRUSTRATED Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Commander Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao is considering opening an office “in town” after failing to access the army barracks since taking over the post last Friday. According to military sources, Lt Gen Mahao is yet to address […]