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Graca says goodbye Madiba

Nelson Mandela’s coffin arrived at the Union Buildings on Wednesday morning after a solemn procession through the streets of Pretoria, with his family and world leaders due to be the first to pay the...
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Crowd takes the lead at Mandela memorial

Barack Obama spoke movingly. Ban Ki-moon paid tribute. But the crowd drew most of the attention at Nelson Mandela’s massive state memorial service. The part of the crowd that clustered close to...
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Tata Mandela, how do we say goodbye?

As word began to spread that Madiba had died, South Africa prepared to mourn. Outside the Houghton home where Nelson Mandela spent his final days, the first chorus of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrikabrok...
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Nelson Mandela dies

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of the nation, died on December 5 2013 at the age of 95. President Jacob Zuma made the announcement from the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday night. He sa...
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Mutiny case divides Thabane, Monyake

By Bongiwe Zihlangu MASERU — Serious discord has again flared up in the government with Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and Correctional Services Minister Mophato Monyake sharply disagreeing on the fat...
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Dark horses excel on IEC scorecard

By Billy Ntaote and Letuka Chafotsa MASERU — Local political analyst Nchafatso Sello and former English Language teacher Maieane Khaketla have topped a list of candidates vying for the chairmanship o...
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Gun battle leaves 3 dead

By Ntsebeng Motsoeli BEREA — Three South African men aged 35, 36 and 53 died in a shoot-out with security forces after attempting to rob a money transfer company in Maseru. Another 29-year-old was in...