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Amnesty International hails not guilty verdict as victory for justice …As Lesotho soldiers cleared of spurious charges a victory for justice

Amnesty International hails not guilty verdict as victory for justice …As  Lesotho soldiers cleared of spurious charges a victory for justice

The 23 Lesotho army officers who had been incarcerated at Lesotho’s maximum prison facing charges of mutiny have been cleared of charges, the decision that Amnesty International hailed as victory for justice. The Amnesty International was on December 18 responding to the ruling by a military court that 22 members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) were not guilty of ...

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Man rapes granny, falls asleep

Man rapes granny, falls asleep

A 28-year-old married man, Motlatsi Seelane of Berea appeared before the district Magistrate court for allegedly raping a 72-year-old granny last week. According to the police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Inspector Mpiti Mopeli, Seelane allegedly raped the elderly woman and fell asleep, next to her. Mopeli said, after the incident the granny walked out to alert the neighbours. Among the ...

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Army presents gifts to orphans

Army presents gifts to orphans

More than 600 orphans received Christmas presents that include school shoes, sanitary pads, and split peas among others from the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF). The Defence Minister, Mr Sentje Lebona said: “Lesotho is facing a number of challenges; one being the increasing number of orphans due to HIV related illnesses.” He added that although the government tries to help these ...

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SA U20 downs Lesotho to win Cosafa Championship

SA U20 downs Lesotho to win Cosafa Championship

South Africa claimed their sixth regional title after a 2-1 victory over Lesotho in the final of the COSAFA Under-20 Championships at the Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe, Zambia, on Saturday. Lyle Foster and Kamogelo Sambo bagged the goals for the South Africans, while Rethabile Mokokoane replied with an excellent long-range effort for Lesotho, who remain without a victory in ...

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Notsi salutes Zambia’s 2017 COSAFA Under-20 organisation

Notsi salutes Zambia’s 2017 COSAFA Under-20 organisation

Lesotho Under-20 coach Leslie Notši has hailed the organisation of the 2017 COSAFA Youth Championship staged in Kitwe, Zambia. The regional junior championship ended on Saturday with South Africa as champions after edging Lesotho 2-1 in the final at Arthur Davies Stadium. “It’s been a great tournament. We would like to thank the local organising committee for a job well ...

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Lereko Phatelato ‘LP’ gets hero’s send-off

Lereko Phatelato ‘LP’ gets hero’s send-off

Yesterday, colleagues, family, friends, including senior government officials, gathered at the home of the late Radio Lesotho presenter, Mr Lereko Phatela in Thetsane West, to pay their last respects. Mr Phatela, popularly known as ‘LP ‘ died at his home in the early hours of December 3, following a long illness. Speaking at the occasion on behalf of King Letsie ...

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Mother jailed for child neglect

Mother jailed for child neglect

Libuseng Lebina 25, of Sehlabeng  Sekoting was sentenced to four years imprisonment without an option of a fine for abusing her two children. Lebina was charged and convicted for contravening the provisions of Section 44 (1) of Children’s Protection and Welfare Act of 2011. According to the evidence before the court, Lebina left her two children a four year old ...

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Men urged to have regular health checks

Men urged to have regular health checks

Mrs Mabasiea Letuka, the District Sexual Reproductive Health Officer from the Ministry of Health has urged men to have regular medical check-ups. She said this during the international men’s day celebrations which took place yesterday in Thaba-Tseka. Mrs Letuka said men are at the risk of contracting prostate cancer which is caused by Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) hence the need ...

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Police to exhume teenager’s body

Police to exhume teenager’s body

Teyateyaneng police will exhume the body of a 16-year-old boy who allegedly died at an initiation school at Ha Rasetala in Berea three weeks ago. The exhumation follows suspicion from the parents over their child’s untimely death. The police Spokesperson, Inspector Mpiti Mopeli, said there is always something queer if a person is hurriedly buried without proper arrangements. He said ...

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‘Clampdown on alcohol consumption’

‘Clampdown on alcohol consumption’

The presence of alcohol policy will assist Lesotho in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) and HIV prevalence, said the Anti-Drug Abuse Association of Lesotho (ADAAL) Director, Mrs. Mphonyane Mofokeng yesterday. She noted that the policy will assist the country to control the consumption and availability of alcohol, as a result that will restrict alcohol consumption by consumers. She ...

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