Category Archives: Breaking News

Handover illegal firearms – Police

Handover illegal firearms – Police

The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) spokesperson, Inspector Mpiti Mopeli yesterday appealed to the public to hand over all sorts of illegal firearms they possess, failure which, they will arrest those found in possession of such weapons. Inspector Mopeli said the police will soon engage in search operations for all illegal firearms. According to Inspector Mopeli, two directors of a ...

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Advocate Motinyane appointed DPP

Advocate Motinyane appointed DPP

The Ministry of Law, Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights through Minister Lebohang Hlaele on Tuesday announced that Advocate Hlalefang Motinyane is the acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Minister Hlaele said following the leave, pending retirement, of the DPP, Advocate Leaba Thetsane KC, the ministry realised the office could not be vacant and, therefore, recommended Advocate Motinyane as the acting ...

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Econet unveils caller ring back tune

Econet unveils caller ring back tune

Econet Telecom Lesotho has unveiled a caller ring back tune (CRBT) service that allows customers to personalise their ring back tones. Launched by the company’s product manager, Tlhaku Mokhethi, last week, the new feature provides customers with several ways to sample music and subscribe to the service. The service is compatible with all handset types and allows customers to choose ...

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No arrests in police officer’s murder

No arrests in police officer’s murder

No arrests have been made since a police constable (PC), Thabang Posholi was shot dead at Ha Hoohlo on 23 September during a robbery. The police say they are still investigating the case. According to the police, PC Posholi had visited his friend who resides at Ha Hoohlo when two unknown men, both armed (one with a knife the other ...

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‘Nurse raped me without a condom’

‘Nurse raped me without a condom’

A 31-year-old woman who resides at Ha-Mabote says Mr. Tlali Joseph Kolobe, a registered midwifery nurse at Mabote Filter Clinic, raped her without a condom. The woman told the Maseru Magistrate Court on Tuesday that when she went for her pregnancy check-up at the Mabote clinic on 29 September 2016 she was raped by Kolobe while they were inside a ...

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Mohale search suspended indefinitely

Mohale search suspended indefinitely

The Mohale Dam search for three men who were allegedly dumped in the dam by members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) has been suspended indefinitely. Inspector Mpiti Mopeli, Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) said South African divers decided to suspend the search because they wanted to fetch better equipment, but they will not continue with the search. The SA ...

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Post Bank cybercrime theft case postpones

Post Bank cybercrime theft case postpones

The High Court today failed to hear the civil case in which the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) wants to acquire the property of two Post Bank employees and two co-accused who are all charged for cyber-crime involving over M5 million. The DCEO believes the properties they own were acquired using money they are alleged stole from the ...

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Nigerian community in Lesotho plans fan base for Eagles

Nigerian community in Lesotho plans fan base for Eagles

Members of the Nigerian community in Lesotho said on Sunday that they will set up a fan base to watch the Super Eagles World Cup matches scheduled for Russia in 2018. Nigeria beat Zambia 1-0 on Saturday to become the first African country to qualify for the Mundial. Nigeria topped Group B, with 13 points followed by Zambia with seven ...

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OR Tambo legacy: His links with Lesotho’s 1982 massacre

OR Tambo legacy: His links with Lesotho’s 1982 massacre

As South Africa celebrates the legacy of OR Tambo, his links with Lesotho evoke memories of the 9 December 1982 massacre of 30 South African refugees and 12 Basotho. Tambo attended the mass funeral, and the party that was governing at the time, the Basotho National Party, organises events every year to commemorate that day. The Le Rona Re Batho account ...

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‘Proactive measures required to tackle drought, hunger, disease’

‘Proactive measures required to tackle drought, hunger, disease’

Zakaria Pulumo’s house overlooks scenic valleys and horizons, in Ha Lebele Village. And, even with the vegetation suffering the consequences of drought, the landscape of this part of Mafeteng district remains attractive. But 54-year-old Pulumo has more pressing necessities than the picturesque scenery. Hygiene has been one of the community’s major challenges: due to lack of proper toilets, many local ...

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