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Stop bickering: Majoro urges LRA

Stop bickering: Majoro urges LRA

KANANELO BOLOETSE MASERU – Finance Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro has implored the new Lesotho Revenue Authority board unveiled yesterday to ensure that employees of the revenue service stop bickering and focus on the common goal of collecting revenue. Majoro said the divided LRA needed strong and decisive leadership to seal the cracks and divisions within the organisation and move forward. ...

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Government snubs Mosisili

Government snubs Mosisili

KANANELO BOLOETSE MASERU – Efforts by former Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili to seek funding from government for a trip to India were slapped down by Government Secretary (GS) Moahloli Mphaka yesterday. Mosisili, a two-time Prime minister who served as the country’s head of government from 1998 to 2012 and again briefly from 2015 to June this year was invited by ...

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New Maseru mayor envisions tidy city

New Maseru mayor envisions tidy city

. . . reminds residents that the city is the face of Lesotho BONGIWE ZIHLANGU MASERU – Although she initially seems out of place and nervous in her new spacious but sparsely furnished office, it is her glowing eyes and the determination in her voice that show that while the new Maseru City Council (MCC) Mayor Mpho Moloi, 40, might ...

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First Lady to lead health march

First Lady to lead health march

. . . as government targets leadership approach to tackle HIV/AIDS MASERU – Worried by the scourge of HIV and AIDS which has been ravaging Lesotho for decades, First Lady ‘Maesaea Thabane, has been spurred into action and will be leading the “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” health march tomorrow. The walk is a symbolic gesture to highlight patients’ ...

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Jack-of-all-trading ABC cadre bares his soul

Jack-of-all-trading ABC cadre bares his soul

MASERU – Kemiso Mosenene is Lesotho’s newest senator. The cop-turned-businessman-turned-politician who has previously moonlighted as a bodyguard is also a devoted man of the cloth. Adept at juggling so many portfolios at the same time, it is small wonder that Mosenene seamlessly moves from the altar and to fit in neatly in the rough-and-tumble world of the taxi industry. His ...

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I lied to the court – Scott

I lied to the court – Scott

Lehlohonolo Scott of Koalabata, who is facing two murder charges that happened in 2012, says he lied before the Magistrate to avoid suffering “police brutality”. The accused said he lied to the court to save himself from alleged police torture. Today, Scott said he once lied before Magistrate ‘Manapo Motebele, saying he was healthy and fit, yet he was not. ...

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Government speaks out on confidence motion

Government speaks out on confidence motion

The Minister of Communications, Joang Molapo said Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is 100{ce26f346cd59949e2c0f2d00ffd4e33d79c93a92036a118111a0d166462d4b89} certain that when he returns from his foreign trip he will still be leading the four-by-four government. Molapo was responding to allegations by Mr. Serialong Qoo, the Democratic Congress (DC) Public Relations Officer that the PM left the country to avoid the embarrassment of being toppled via ...

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Confusion amid school feeding programme

Confusion amid school feeding programme

The District Education Officer, Mrs. ‘Mamoeketsi Letsie said applicants of the school feeding programmes must reside in the vicinity of primary schools, whose pupils they intend to feed. Mrs. Letsie said this while responding to one of the community members of Ha Letsoela, who cried foul after being turned away from Lipeleseng Primary School on Tuesday during the submission of ...

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Insufficient resources lead to idle inmates

Insufficient resources lead to idle inmates

Lack of equipment and workshops at some correctional institutions based outside the Maseru district has led to idling of inmates. Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation and Re-Integration of Ex-Offenders Association (CRROA) President, Mr. Nkalimeng Mothobi said this, after visiting inmates at Correctional Institutions. Mr. Mothobi said the training of inmates has come to a halt as there is no equipment, adding that ...

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Armed robbers hit Teyateyaneng

Armed robbers hit Teyateyaneng

The Teyateyaneng police are carrying out a strategic investigation in a bid to put behind bars, so far, unidentified male perpetrators who stole a car at Ha Mabekenyane in Berea, last Thursday. The police spokesperson, Inspector (Insp) Mpiti Mopeli, said though the suspects are still at large, he is hopeful that in no time the thieves will be brought to ...

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