Sandstone workers down tools

MASERU — Only 25 lisente. That is what workers at Lesotho Sandstone Enterprise in Teyateyaneng, about 40km north of Maseru, are earning to produce a single brick. For cutting a face brick, that price...

Phohleli murder trial postponed

MASERU — The trial of four men who are facing seven counts of murder was yesterday postponed to today after one of the lawyers withdrew his instructions. The court postponed the case to allow one of ...

Daughter withdraws rape charges

MASERU — The trial of two parents who are facing charges of sexually molesting their 16-year-old daughter took a new twist on Monday when the girl asked the prosecution to withdraw the charges. The f...

Gang terrorises Maputsoe community

MASERU — Communities in Maputsoe say they are living in fear of an armed gang that has been terrorising villagers in recent weeks. A member of the gang appeared briefly before the Maputsoe Magistrate...

Woman bites rapist’s finger

MASERU – A Quthing woman escaped being raped last week after biting the finger of a man who attempted to rape her. Police spokesperson Masupha Masupha said the 32-year-old suspect attacked the 31-yea...

Shady road tender

MASERU — The government of Lesotho advanced a M15 million loan to a local contractor who had failed to complete the construction of a section of the Likalaneng to Thaba-Tseka Road, an investigation b...

PS Sekoto found dead

MASERU — The principal secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Mohale Sekoto, was found dead in his office yesterday morning. Police confirmed the incident and said a 9mm gun and ...

New electoral law passed

MASERU — Individual voters can now sue the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and petition the courts to order it to reallocate parliamentary seats, according to an amendment passed by parliament...

Army boss sued for M4.2 million

MASERU — A former senior army officer is suing army commander Lt Gen Thuso Motanyane for M4.2 million for unfair dismissal from the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) in 1998. Second Lieutenant Tšolo Makhel...