Volunteer shot dead

MASERU — An American Peace Corps volunteer, Thomas Maresco, 24, was fatally shot in Maseru on last Friday. Acting police spokesperson, Lekhotla Mokete, confirmed the murder. “His body was found at a ...

Billy pledges to fight wage board

MASERU — Trade unionist and politician Macaefa Billy says he wants to fight the Wages Advisory Board for serving the interests of employers and not workers. Billy, who is the secretary general of the...

Factory boss shoots at union leaders

MASERU — A senior manager at a Maputsoe-based textile factory last week allegedly shot at two senior Factory Workers Union (Fawu) executives who tried to intervene in a labour dispute at the company....

LPMTC allies turn against each other

MASERU — The battle for the troubled Lesotho Public Motor Transport Company (LPMTC) reached boiling point last week amidst allegations that a trustee of the company has emptied its coffers. Trustee, ...

Tlelai locked up for contempt of court

MASERU — A prominent Maseru businessman, Tumo Tlelai, was yesterday sentenced to 30 days in prison for contempt of court. Tlelai, who owns Victoria Hotel, Lakeside Hotel as well as other businesses i...

The case that sank the boss

MASERU — At the centre of the case are allegations that Tlelai illegally occupied a piece of land on which he was quarrying atop the Mokunutlung plateau. Tlelai opened a quarry mine without the appro...

Lawyers to sue insurance firm

MASERU — The Law Society of Lesotho is planning to sue a legal services insurance company, the Lawyer’s Voice, for allegedly operating an illegal insurance business. Lawyers’ Voice is a legal insuran...

Maseru photographers clash

MASERU — Two photographers’ associations are embroiled in a fight over who should be operating from the new passport offices in Maseru. Members of the Maseru Passport Photos Association (MPPA) and an...

LCD youth league elects leaders

MASERU — Mosala Mojakisane last weekend easily retained the presidency of the ruling Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) youth league ending a protracted turf war with bitter rival Selibe Mochoboroa...

Fired lawyer switches camp

MASERU — A prominent Maseru lawyer has turned against a client he once represented.  Advocate Hopolang Nathane once represented ’Mamatlakala Maphisa in a case in which she was suing one Pule Cheko, M...