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45 000 textile jobs at severe risk

as US govt warns Lesotho’s future is at stake while expressing disappointment over lack of progress in addressing human trafficking concerns Herbert Moyo With only about a week left, the United States government says it is…

High-profile trials in danger of collapsing

as foreign judges’ contracts set to expire next month, govt and judiciary yet to meet with EU to discuss extensions. Mohalenyane Phakela THE high-profile trials of politicians, serving and former members of security agencies…

Jail terms, hefty fines for Covid violators

Ntsebeng Motsoeli ANYONE who flies in and out of the country in violation of the current ban on international travel will be fined M50 000 or be jailed for three years, Health Minister, Motlatsi Maqelepo, has said. The fines and jail…

Seleke bounces back, lands top LEC job

Pascalinah Kabi FORMER Lesotho National Development Authority (LNDC) chief executive officer CEO), Mohato Seleke, has been appointed as the new Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) managing director. He replaces Leketekete Ketso who had…

1980s coup leader Lekhanya dies

Mohalenyane Phakela MAJOR General Metsing Lekhanya, who led the 1986 coup against then Prime Minister Leabua Jonathan, died yesterday at the age of 83. The former army commander who later traded his military fatigues for civilian…

Govt denies NACOSEC overspending

Pascalinah Kabi THE government has denied overshooting the Covid-19 budget, saying by December 2020, it had only spent about M341 million of the initial M698 million set aside to fight the pandemic. Addressing the media yesterday, Dr…

Covid-19: 28 die in one week in Motimposo

Limpho Sello MOTIMPOSO in Maseru, is in mourning after 28 people died of Covid-19 related complications in just a week, the constituency’s legislator, Thabang Mafojane, said yesterday. The constituency is said to be home to…

TRC applauds ruling on Nteso killers

Mohalenyane Phakela A LOCAL human rights body, the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC),  has applauded the High Court for jailing two police officers who murdered Lesotho Electricity Company auditor, Thibello Nteso. The…