Category Archives: Interviews

Opposition pulling a political stunt, analysts

Opposition pulling a political stunt, analysts

Political analysts believe a motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister and his government, forwarded to the office of the Speaker of Parliament on Thursday is just a political stunt pulled by opposition parties. Analysing the matter, Professor Kopano Makoa from the National University of Lesotho (NUL) said there are a number of reasons for the opposition to have ...

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Au hits the ground running

Au hits the ground running

….as he brings services closer to the people MASERU – New Home Affairs Minister Tsukutlane Au, has set about transforming the ministry with an unprecedented gusto. He is breathing new life into projects aimed at taking services closer to the people. These projects include Livestock Branding, revamping the National Identity and Civil Registry and seeking extension of the Lesotho Special ...

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Hlaele chronicles his political ascend to the top

Hlaele chronicles his political ascend to the top

‘I was not deployed because I married Thabane’s daughter’ He is Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s son-in-law, married to ‘Mabats’oeneng Hlaele, nee Thabane, but Law, Human Rights and Constitutional Affairs Minister Lebohang Hlaele, is adamant his association with the first family doesn’t mean he should be idle and hide behind the PM. If anything, Hlaele tells Public Eye this week, he ...

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Metsing on the run as SADC fails to intervene

Metsing on the run as SADC fails to intervene

Lesotho’s opposition has accused Prime Minister Tom Thabane of cracking down on political opponents. This is despite calls for the SADC to intervene in the renewed crisis in the country, barely three months after the June election. Neither the SADC office in Swaziland nor the Lesotho government was prepared to shed light on Friday on the gravity of a situation ...

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I will implement SADC decisions if I’m alive – Thabane

I will implement SADC decisions if I’m alive – Thabane

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has vowed to formulate a roadmap by November 2017 aimed at implementing the SADC decisions, provided that he is not assassinated. The SADC has given the November deadline to Thabane to have a roadmap to implement decisions aimed at finally bringing peace and stability to Lesotho, which has been battling political instability since 2014. Lesotho’s new ...

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Women in Africa face increased risk from severe drought

Women in Africa face increased risk from severe drought

The current drought devastating sub-Saharan Africa is not only increasing hunger and disease, it is also creating more opportunities for violence against women. Across the continent, it is solely the responsibility of women to collect water and bring it home for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. “Men and women don’t play the same role,” says 66-year-old Nasetnaka Ramatse, a retired office ...

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Prince Harry documentary sees the royal follow in his mother’s footsteps

Prince Harry documentary sees the royal follow in his mother’s footsteps

In his younger years, Prince Harry would often hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons – wearing an inappropriate outfit to a fancy dress party, playing lewd games in Las Vegas and partying relentlessly. These days, however, the 32-year-old Harry makes news headlines for much more wholesome reasons. A new documentary about him, Prince Harry In Africa, is a case ...

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Sbongile dreams big

Sbongile dreams big

Recognizing the local talent and supporting artists to pursue their talent is the right way to boost the music industry. This was said one the Mokhotlong rising stars of Sesotho Hip-hop music singer Sbongile Motleleng during an interview with LENA. Motleleng who is aged 22 started music career way back in 2008 while in primary school said talent is found ...

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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 June 3 National Assembly elections as an independent candidate. Public Eye this week caught up with Leuta, to establish his ...

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I have survived by God’s Grace . . . upbeat Thabane looks beyond elections

I have survived by God’s Grace            . . . upbeat Thabane looks beyond elections

Former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is looking forward to stripping incumbent Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili of the premiership during the June 3 National Assembly elections, so he can “complete the mission I started before Mosisili unseated me, to take Lesotho forward”. This week the Public Eye caught up with Thabane on Tuesday, on the sidelines of a meeting with SADC ...

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