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What a failure of leadership…!!!

OUR people rightly feel cursed after almost 55 years of independence. They have been routinely misgoverned. The country is routinely mismanaged.  Our leaders just cannot seem to do a single thing right to ensure stability and progress.…

Rogue security officers must face punishment

IT is time the heads of security agencies moved from condemning and apologising for acts of brutality against citizens by their subordinates to taking concrete action against their rogue juniors. For a very long time our security…

Let us unite to fight this virus

THIS week marked the start of a nationwide lockdown ordered by the government to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic which has infected more than 800 000 people worldwide and killed about 40 000, with many more casualties…

Majoro’s election must rejuvenate the ABC

WE can only applaud the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC)’s national executive committee (NEC) and the party’s legislators for setting aside their differences and holding a peaceful election to choose Thomas Thabane’s successor as party…

We cannot afford laxity over the Corona virus

BASOTHO must be worried. Extremely worried by the government’s lackadaisical approach in dealing with the deadly Corona virus which has infected tens of thousands of people and killed many worldwide. Every week since the outbreak of the…

Medical cannabis licensees must deliver

IT cannot be business as usual for the government and everyone in the medical cannabis industry following last week’s announcement that Malawi has joined the ever-growing list of African nations that have legalised the cultivation of…

Shape up or ship out

NOW that the national executive committee (NEC) of the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) has nominated its chairperson, Samuel Rapapa, to succeed outgoing  Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, the decision should be accepted by everyone in the…

Stop these appointments Dr Thabane

PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane must be applauded for his decision to step down. Whether his sudden departure, after he had initially vowed to cling to power till the late 2020s, is purely voluntary or has been foisted upon him by…

Govt should fight graft

It has been said that promises by politicians are as brittle as lovers’ oaths. This is certainly true of the current ruling coalition which appears to have forgotten its promise to stamp out corruption in the country. It is only two and…