The top political stories of 2010

MASERU — Ah, what a year it has been for our politicians. 2010 was a year in which an alliance was broken, a ruling party battled to remain intact, an opposition leader was ousted, MPs lined their po...

Lekhanya: No thanks and goodbye!

MASERU — The ousting of Basotho National Party (BNP) leader Metsing Lekhanya last weekend gives the 51-year old party a rare opportunity to rebrand itself ahead of general elections in 2012, analysts...

Moleleki defends cheap labour

MASERU — Natural Resources Minister Monyane Moleleki (pictured) says there is nothing wrong with the government allowing foreign investors to come and use Basotho’s “cheap labour”. In fact he says ch...

Fired minister quits LCD executive

MASERU — Former trade minister Popane Lebesa has resigned as treasurer of the ruling Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) nearly two months after he was booted out of cabinet. Lebesa tendered his res...

Molapo quits parties forum

MASERU — The co-ordinator of the Lesotho Opposition Forum, Majara Molapo, resigned on Tuesday citing serious infighting within the opposition group. The forum is an umbrella body that was formed in 2...

Chinese get raw deal from traffic cops

MASERU — Chinese nationals running businesses in Lesotho say they are being targeted by corrupt police officers who are demanding hefty bribes for fake traffic offences. Sources who spoke to the Leso...

Mystery fire guts traffic office

MASERU — Computers containing information on cars registered in Maseru and Leribe were destroyed after fire gutted down an office at the traffic department last Saturday morning. A National Transport...

Soldier’s pension scheme suit thrown out

MASERU — An army officer who was challenging the government’s compulsory pension scheme lost the case this week after the Constitutional Court ruled that the scheme was in fact to the benefit of publ...

Killer cop escapes jail sentence

MASERU — When the three police officers arrived at Pampu Skundla’s humble home in Mohale’s Hoek they found him already asleep. Also sleeping in the one-roomed house in Setotoma village, about 10km fr...

Unmasking human sexuality

SEXUALITY is a fascinating and extremely complex subject. This article will not seek to pass judgment on anyone’s sexual behaviour. I was inspired to write on the subject after reading the thoughts o...