Civil servants loan deductions resume

MASERU — The government this week resumed deducting money from civil servants’ salaries who owe moneylenders. The resumption of the deductions is taking place in spite of a Court of Appeal judgment d...

Thakaso vows to fight on

MASERU – “I will fight this battle to finality.” Those were Mohau Thakaso’s words after his attempt to personally prosecute PC FM’s managers and directors for perjury was thrown out by magistrate Tse...

MP beats up lover

 MASERU — A Lesotho Workers Party (LWP) MP, Sello Machakela, is under police investigation for assaulting his lover.   Machakela is married and has four children. His wife lives in South Africa.  Pol...

Police bust child sex syndicate

MASERU — Two women aged 23 and 25 years are in police custody for allegedly recruiting and trafficking young girls as sex workers. Police spokesperson Masupha Masupha said the police had sought a cou...

PC FM in financial crisis

MASERU — Popular radio station People’s Choice FM (PC FM) is in a serious financial crunch because its bank accounts have been frozen. The four accounts held with Standard Lesotho Bank were frozen ab...

Thakaso’s perjury claim thrown out

MASERU — Mohau Thakaso’s bid to have People’s Choice FM (PC FM) radio station managing director and eight others charged with perjury failed when the Maseru Magistrate’s Court upheld objections by th...

Hubby kills wife with spear

MASERU — A 25-year-old man from Hlotse killed his 22-year-old wife with a spear before attempting to commit suicide. The incident happened at the couple’s home in Leribe district on January 6.  Polic...

JC pass rate at 70 percent

MASERU — Thirty percent of all students who sat for the Junior Certificate exams last year failed, according to results released this week. Assistant Minister of Education ’Mantanki Mokhabi told a pr...

Another famo star shot dead

MASERU — Popular famo music producer Daniel Rampipi, 42, was shot dead by a lone gunman in Mafeteng last Thursday. The killing comes barely three months after famo musicians and producers signed a pe...