Category Archives: local news

More hours and staff at Lesotho’s border posts

More hours and staff at Lesotho’s border posts

Strengthening of the security, services provision and ease of traffic flow will be key throughout the whole festive season at the border posts as a way of ensuring enjoyable passage between the borders of Lesotho and South Africa. “We will be working hand in hand with the immigration and customs officers to handle the traffic and crimes at the border ...

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Police uncover stolen electronics at Ha Shelile

Thetsane Police have arrested three man of Ha-Shelile for being found in possession of stolen electronic equipment. The Lesotho Mounted Police public relation officer Clifford Molefe today at the press conference said the stolen equipment includes laptops, DVD players, speakers and cell phones. He said the three men will appear in court soon, further requesting the community of Ha-Thetsane and ...

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Suspected human trafficker remanded in custody

Suspected human trafficker remanded in custody

Letsie Shoaepane of Ha-Shoaepane Maseru was given a bail of M500.00 and assurance of M30.000 for trafficking a woman of Thaba-tseka. According to Lesotho Mounted Police senior public relation officer Clifford Molefe, Shoaepane promised a 20 years old woman of Thaba-Tseka work in South Africa and that investigations pointed out that the victim agreed to take a job where Shoaepane ...

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Lesotho national in prison

A Lesotho national, Itumeleng Sello Serache, will serve 38 years in prison for two separate cases of armed robbery at businesses, one in the Free State town of Excelsior and another in Kuruman, Northern Cape. The Bloemfontein Regional Court sentenced Serache on November 30 after finding him guilty of robbing a business owner of cash, cellphones and clothes, all valued ...

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How Hlaudi Motsoeneng stole the news

How Hlaudi Motsoeneng stole the news

As the Svengali behind the evolving disaster at the national broadcaster, no other single South African in a generation has had a greater hand in crafting our own version of Unreality. The looming local/global apocalypse? Relax, Hlaudi’s got it “covered”. In this newsy age – in which we are lashed with real news, fake news and many varietals in between ...

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King Letsie appointed UN Special Ambassador for nutrition

King Letsie appointed UN Special Ambassador for nutrition

King Letsie III of Lesotho has been appointed as Special Ambassador of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for Nutrition. The Organization’s Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, made the announcement at the high-level International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition. The Symposium was held to explore country-level challenges and successes in the nutritional reshaping ...

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Home Affairs Department to save Lesotho illegal immigrants

Home Affairs Department to save Lesotho illegal immigrants

The Home Affairs Department has announced plans to help over 400,000 Lesotho illegal immigrants in the country secure special permits. Speaking recently, the department said it will set up mobile stations at the Ficksburg and Maseru ports of entry to allow Lesotho illegal immigrants apply for their special permit. The department’s Director-General Mkuseli Apleni told reporters that the special permit ...

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Basotho to apply for special permit

Basotho to apply for special permit

The South-African Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni and the Home Affairs Principal Secretary Adv. Borenahabokhethe Sekonyela visited Ficksburg and Maseru border posts to monitor how the mobile services provided are assisting in easing the application process for special permit today. The Principal Secretary of Home Affairs Adv. Sekonyela said that the two governments of Lesotho and South Africa have made ...

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Man sentenced to five lashes for insulting chief

Man sentenced to five lashes for insulting chief

Makoanyane Ramokotjo of Ha Phakalasane (Ha abia) in Maseru was yesterday lashed five times and fined M300 by the village court of Mahlabatheng Ha Abia for allegedly insulting his chief on December 09, 2016. The accused is expected to have paid the fine by the 18 January 2017. Evidence against Ramokotjo suggested that the insults he directed to the chief ...

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Court slaps road-hog taxi drivers with fine

Court slaps road-hog taxi drivers with fine

Two middle age taxi drivers Kamohelo Mahase and Mosoeu Lesela were today sentenced four months in prison or pay a fine of R400.00 each after they had stopped in the middle of the road in search of passengers and thereby causing traffic inconvenience in town. Magistrate Hlabanyane pointed out that the two drivers had violated the road traffic laws intentionally ...

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