Category Archives: Breaking News

Father and son tackle ‘Mother of Hard Enduros’

Father and son tackle ‘Mother of Hard Enduros’

Jason Landman, a Grade 10 learner at Daniel Pienaar Technical High School, will be competing in the 50th edition of Africa’s largest and oldest motorcycle off-road event, the Roof of Africa. It is regarded as the “Mother of Hard Enduros” and is held in the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho. The event is scheduled for 16-18 November. Jason, 16, will be ...

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Saying ‘no’ to gender-based violence

Saying ‘no’ to gender-based violence

The launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign has been scheduled for 23 November, in Mokhotlong, by the Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation. Mrs. Mamolibeli Ngakane, the Maseru District Principal Gender Officer said this at the monthly Heads of Departments meeting held in Maseru last Thursday. “The objective of the campaign is to create ...

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Nedbank employee nabbed for M1 million fraud

Nedbank employee nabbed for M1 million fraud

Napo Moliko, 29, of Semphethenyane, in Maseru is currently in custody at the Lesotho Correctional Services (LCS) for several counts of fraud involving close to M1 million. Moliko was working at Nedbank’s Pioneer Mall branch. On the first count, Moliko is alleged to have unlawfully and deliberately misrepresented Nedbank Lesotho, Morapeli Nelson Machakela, and the Chief of Ha-Tikoe by providing ...

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Schull students broaden their horizons in Lesotho

Schull students broaden their horizons in Lesotho

The links between Schull Community College, in Cork City, Ireland and the Holy Names High School in Lesotho are steeped in friendship since the two schools began this exciting partnership over 11 years ago. Since then, students from Schull, along with their teachers, have been visiting the Mountain Kingdom to share ideas, teaching methods, and cultural diversity. At the end ...

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Majalefa secretary distances self from AD

Majalefa secretary distances self from AD

Majalefa Development Movement (MDM) Secretary General, Mr. Manama Letsie denied claims that he joined the Alliance for Democrats (AD), saying he is still an active member of the MDM. However, he admits attending AD gatherings when invited by friends who are members of the party. In an interview, Mr. Letsie said he attends AD gatherings because he does not want ...

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ABC youth rebuke Qoo

ABC youth rebuke Qoo

The All Basotho Convention (ABC) Youth League rebuked the Malingoaneng Member of Parliament (MP), Mr. Serialong Qoo for verbally attacking the Speaker of Parliament, Sephiri Motanyane, during the National Assembly on Friday. In a statement, the ABC Youth League said it was unbecoming of Mr. Qoo to attack the Speaker the way he did and this has to be dealt ...

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Lucapa finalises Mothae project funding

Lucapa finalises Mothae project funding

Lucapa Diamond Company has finalised the terms for the US$15 million (M213.12 million) financing facility for the Mothae kimberlite diamond project in Lesotho. The three-year debt facility signed in October has been arranged with private Singaporean company Equigold. Lucapa is scheduled to draw down US$10 million (M14.21 million) of the Equigold facility this month as it remains on track to deliver the ...

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Indian university signs MoU with Lesotho

Indian university signs MoU with Lesotho

A delegation from the Kingdom of Lesotho visited Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of forensic training and consultancy. The Minister of Police and Public Safety Mampho Mokhele and Dr. J M Vyas, Director General at GFSU, signed the MoU at GFSU, Gandhinagar, in India on Monday. The Lesotho delegation also included Principal Secretary, ...

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Eight confirmed dead in Botha-Bothe accident

Eight confirmed dead in Botha-Bothe accident

Botha-Bothe Police confirmed the death of eight passengers – five are men and three are women – who were involved in a fatal car accident at ‘Moteng, in Botha-Bothe. The Assistant District Commissioner of Police, Senior Inspector Thato Ramarikhoane said seven people also suffered serious injuries and they have been admitted in hospital.  Senior Inspector Ramarikhoane said the cause of ...

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Date set for Kamoli’s bail hearing

Date set for Kamoli’s bail hearing

The High Court today set 14 November for the bail hearing of the retired Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander, Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli. Kamoli is charged with the murder of Sub-Inspector Mokheseng Ramahloko and several counts of attempted murder that happened in 2014. According to his affidavit before the court, Kamoli wants bail as he denies killing Ramahloko or bombing ...

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