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The ABC must put its house in order

THE ongoing chaos in the All Basotho Convention (ABC) makes for sad reading especially at this time when the party and the government should be focusing all their energies on ensuring the successful implementation of the multi-sector…

Southern Africa’s problem of elite impunity

FORMER South African deputy foreign affairs minister Aziz Pahad’s support for the Maduro regime in Venezuela throws into sharp relief the acceptance by political elites in southern Africa of die-hard regional governments that crush…

In defence of Chief Justice Mahase

Thulo Hoeane I WAS in Acting Chief Justice ‘Maseforo Mahase’s court last week in a matter in which the suspended Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara has petitioned the High Court to order King Letsie III to revoke her suspension. I walked away…

Time for moral regeneration

MOST of us are on cloud nine as we continue to celebrate the milestone of our country’s 52nd anniversary of independence. However, we feel that such momentous occasions would be better used to reflect on where exactly we got off the rails…

An open letter to SADC

Thulo Hoeane I SELDOM write open letters but over the last month or so I have been deeply disturbed by what is going on around the reforms debate and the apparent determination of the opposition to do everything in their power to scupper…

Judges are answerable to the government

Thulo Hoeane IN THE good old days when the judiciary in this country was above reproach, there were judges like Justice Peter Mofokeng, Justice Baptista Molai and a host of other expatriate judges such as Justice Cortran and Justice…

Time waits for no man

WE only know of one instance where the biblical Joshua successfully petitioned God to make the sun stand still and not set until he had defeated his enemies. Could it be that our leaders and Lesotho’s development partners have also…

When corruption becomes a way of life

Thulo Hoeane TO the everlasting and eternal shame of the seven party coalition of Pakalitha Mosisili this country - the Auditor General has revealed in a damning report –lost a staggering M450 million through the sheer pilfering of money…