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Leuta fingers Maseribane as major culprit

Leuta fingers Maseribane as major culprit

Former Basotho National Party (BNP) Secretary-General Lesojane Leuta, who has been fighting expulsion from the party and attempts to strip him of his proportional representation (PR) seat held under the BNP ticket for the past two years, will contest the ...

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King ignored national interest: ’Maseribane

King ignored national interest: ’Maseribane

Basotho National Party (BNP) leader Chief Thesele ‘Maseribane, has accused His Majesty King Letsie III of ignoring the national interest, by dissolving Parliament at the instigation of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, despite the premier “losing legitimacy” when his government was ...

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Opposition want Moleleki for PM

Opposition want Moleleki for PM

Alliance of Democrats (AD) Monyane Moleleki saw his chances of becoming the country’s next Prime Minister increase on Wednesday as a parliamentary caucus of four opposition parties endorsed him to replace Democratic Congress (DC) leader Pakalitha Mosisili as head of ...

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‘Pre-poll talks snub a bad omen for elections’

‘Pre-poll talks snub a bad omen for elections’

Lesotho’s opposition political parties have criticised Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili’s snub of a SADC-recommended pre-election multi-stakeholder dialogue aimed at “building consensus and trust among all stakeholders”, ahead of the June 3 polls. In a statement issued early this week signed ...

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Snap poll catches civil society off guard

Snap poll catches civil society off guard

Local civil society organisations were caught off guard by the dissolution of parliament and the subsequent proclamation of general elections triggering a rushed scramble by the rights groups for poll’s preparedness. Lesotho Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (LCN) Executive Director Seabata Motsamai ...

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Suing Thabane might boomerang

Suing Thabane might boomerang

The government’s decision to prosecute All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader Thomas Thabane for allegedly maligning His Majesty King Letsie III, after last month’s dissolution of parliament, has drawn mixed responses from analysts. While premised on points of law, the decision ...

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Exiled leaders’ return to shake political space

Exiled leaders’ return to shake political space

The return of the ruling coalition’s major rivals last Sunday from self-imposed exile could plunge the country into a stormy political phase characterised by repression as government moves to protect itself from a re-energised opposition, analysts say. Analysts who spoke ...

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