Textile firm faces closure after thefts

MASERU — Over 600 employees at Hippo Knitting Factory might lose their jobs after thieves struck twice in the past two weeks and got away with sewing machines and garments worth M200 000. An assistan...

Former mine boss’ appeal thrown out

MASERU — A former security manager at Lets’eng Diamond Mine who once accused Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili of “meddling with the court” lost his appeal case at the Court of Appeal last week. Bofi...

Fresh voter education drive

MASERU — The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) yesterday engaged the Lesotho Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (LCN) in an ambitious programme to boost voter education. The two instituti...

New Chinese ambassador arrives in Lesotho

MASERU — Veteran Chinese diplomat Hu Dingxian arrives in Lesotho today to take up his new post as ambassador. Dingxian, 56, replaces Qiu Bohua whose term of duty in Lesotho ended in December. “We wil...

Court upholds jail sentence

MASERU — The Court of Appeal last week confirmed an eight-year jail sentence imposed on a police officer who was convicted of killing a suspected robber 16 years ago. Mothobi Alexis Moholi was convic...

When you put kids in political office

What happens when two public officers who also happen to be politicians are too idle?   Well, they either bask in the sun like lizards or engage in some monkeyshines only fit for a kindergarten playg...

Coup suspects in town

MASERU — Seven men who were extradited from South Africa on Tuesday to answer charges of attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili in April 2009 appeared at the Maseru Magistrate’s ...

Lone star Mosisili

MASERU – “I have accepted your support of me,” said Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili on Sunday as he welcomed a crowd of about 5 000 that marched to State House to shore up his waning political star...

Mosisili warns of LCD ‘death’

MASERU — Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili has warned of a “smell of death” haunting his Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) party. Addressing a march organised in his solidarity on Sunday, Mosisili...