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ABC threats reckless

A LOCAL weekly two weeks ago carried a story quoting the leader of the main opposition All Basotho Convention (ABC) party, Thomas Thabane, threatening local journalists who failed to report issues “accurately.” “I beg you to report…

Feeding scheme flawed

THE lead story we carried two weeks ago exposed serious problems in the government’s school feeding programme. The scheme, started with noble intentions of feeding primary school children and empowering Lesotho’s poor communities through…

Clean up mess

We would accept it if the failure to comply with government regulations was to due to genuine ignorance of what needed to be done. We however think this failure to comply is deliberate. It is quite clear that someone somewhere is abusing…

Defection gives ABC chance for introspection

TUESDAY’S dramatic events in parliament have deeper implications for democracy in Lesotho. As reported in our lead story All Basotho Convention (ABC) legislator, Nkhets’e Monyalotsa, crossed the floor to join the ruling Lesotho Congress…

Corpse dumped in river

MOKHOTLONG – The body of a three-year-old boy was found dumped in Mokhotlong River last week. The police in Mokhotlong say they are investigating a case of murder following the discovery. The police said the body was discovered by some…

Rapist gets 10 years

MASERU –    A 24-year-old Maseru man was this week sentenced to 10 years in jail after he was convicted of rape. Serope Mabusetsa Lekaka was charged with contravening the Sexual Offences Act of 2003. Lekaka was accused of having sex with a…

Daughter assaults mum

QUTHING – A 63-year-old woman, ‘Matholang Khiba, appeared in court last week to answer charges of violating the Sexual Offences Act of 2003. Khiba, from Ts'oeneng in Masetise in Quthing, is accused of sexually assaulting her 89-year-old…

Ex-LRA boss eyes Swaziland post

MASERU – Charles Jenkins, the outgoing commissioner-general of the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA), could assume the same title in Swaziland where he attended a job interview a fortnight ago. His three-year contract at the helm of the LRA…

I thrived on teamwork, says Jenkins

MASERU - He is a taxman. A bad golfer. A saxophone player. An avid reader. A rock climber. A crossword fanatic. A fisher. He loves Africa. That pretty much sums up how the outgoing commissioner general of the Lesotho Revenue Authority…

Time to legalise prostitution

THEY are routinely pilloried as Likuena or crocodiles. They endure daily lives of insults and abuse. They are blamed for every vice in society. The world is never short of epithets with which to stigmatise them. It seems no one ever spares…