Category Archives: local news

Shocking disrepair at Liphofung Reserve

Shocking disrepair at Liphofung Reserve

LIPHOFUNG, Butha-Buthe — Lesotho’s breathtaking Liphofung Nature Reserve has been operating without water for over six months, Public Eye has learnt. “We have spent over six months without water and we are continuously turning guests away. We have since lost a lot of business,” a source from the Nature Reserve told Public Eye. The prime tourist resort used to be ...

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Voter apathy feared as polls approach

Voter apathy feared as polls approach

. . . pundits want harmonised elections in future MASERU – Even before the first ballot has been cast in this weekend’s local elections to choose councillors for the country’s 77 councils, concerns are already being raised about the validity of the poll due to anticipated voter apathy. Both government and rights groups’ representatives this week said the polls, which ...

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When media freedom and national interest clash

When media freedom and national interest clash

. . . Where do you draw the line? MASERU – In perhaps one of his seminal speeches during his long tenure as British premier, Stanley Baldwin, one of the most powerful politicians in the United Kingdom before World War II, accused newspapers ranged against him of unprofessionalism and subterfuge. In a hard-hitting public counterattack on the newspapers on 17 ...

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Amnesty International blasts Thabane

Amnesty International blasts Thabane

MASERU – Three months have passed since former Prime Minister and Democratic Congress (DC) leader Pakalitha Mosisili handed over power to Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. Before the June 3 watershed elections, Mosisili had reiterated that he would graciously accept the outcome of the election. And he did. But, it seemed this time confronting the hard reality of an electoral defeat ...

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Police pathologist quits over Khetheng

Police pathologist quits over Khetheng

. . . alleges harassment and non-payment for services rendered MASERU – A pathologist contracted to conduct post-mortem examinations for the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) has quit. The surgeon is unhappy after he was allegedly implicated in the murder of Police Constable Mokalekale Khetheng. The MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism (MNNCIJ) established this week that Dr Lefatle Phakoana, who ...

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Metropolitan celebrates 50 years in style

Metropolitan celebrates 50 years in style

The Nek District Administrator, Tsebiso Kutumane has urged the community of Qacha’s Nek to open insurance policies as a way of securing their financial lives. Kutumane was speaking at the opening ceremony of a new Metropolitan Lesotho branch in Qacha’s Nek on September 20 where the insurance company was also celebrating its 50th anniversary. The DA who welcomed quests at ...

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IEC ready and prepared for local elections tomorrow

IEC ready and prepared for local elections tomorrow

It is all systems go for the Local Government elections and three constituencies fresh polls scheduled for Saturday this week. Speaking in an interview, Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tuoe Hantsi said the ballot paper which had to be fetched back from Durban after being discovered that at some of the Electoral Divisions the booklets to be ...

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Three soldiers charged with murder of Sub-Inspector Ramahloko

Three soldiers charged with murder of Sub-Inspector Ramahloko

Three members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) on Friday briefly appeared before the Maseru Magistrate Court charged with the Murder of Sub-Inspector Mokheseng Ramahloko. The trio is charged per a directive of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) L/DPP/17/635 of September 28, this year. According to the charge, Captain Litekanyo Nyakane (38), Lance Corporal Motloheloa Ntsane (34) and Lance ...

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Army Major awaiting trial in detention slapped with yet another serious charge

Army Major awaiting trial in detention slapped with yet another serious charge

Major Pitso Ramoepana of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) who is currently in the custody of the Lesotho Correctional Services (LCS) where he awaits a murder trial was on Thursday this week charged with culpable homicide he is alleged to have committed in 2007. According to the charge, Major Ramoepana of St. Monicas, Leribe is said to have shot Thabo ...

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Ex-finance minister’s attempted bribery case moves to high court

Ex-finance minister’s attempted bribery case moves to high court

A case of attempted bribery involving M4 million against former Finance Minister Dr. ‘Mamphono Khaketla and a businessman Mr. Thabo Napo has been moved to the High Court for hearing. This latest development was revealed and confirmed by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) Advocate Sefako Seema on Thursday. Advocate Seema explained that the case is moved to ...

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