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Man gets 10 years for culpable homicide

A 50-year-old man of Ha-Maja was yesterday fined M10.000.00 or 10 years’ imprisonment if he fails to pay the fine by the end of the day on December 13, 2016, at the Maseru magistrate court. Remaketse Moshoeshoe appeared before the court facing a charge of culpable homicide in that on the 18 March 2016 he negligently was driving a van ...

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Police mount 16 days of activism operations

In this 16 days of activism against children and women through gender violence, the Lesotho Mounted Police in the Department of Child Protection Unit (CPU) is mounting several operations in the villages where they are educating people about human rights. The coordinator of CPU Inspector Manthethe Maemela indicated that they are working in collaboration with different NGOs during this vacation ...

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Taxi drivers appeal for festive extra protection

Taxi drivers appeal for festive extra protection

The que-marshals for small commuter taxis, commonly known as 4+1 taxis, today appealed to the transport owners to provide drivers with extra security during this festive. The Mohokare taxi association marshal, Nkhahle Mohale, pointed out that in most cases 4+1 drivers are hijacked and murdered by unknown people and that in some cases issues of revenge by sacked ex-workers have ...

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Taxi drivers appeal for festive extra protection

The que-marshals for small commuter taxis, commonly known as 4+1 taxis, today appealed to the transport owners to provide drivers with extra security during this festive. The Mohokare taxi association marshal, Nkhahle Mohale, pointed out that in most cases 4+1 drivers are hijacked and murdered by unknown people and that in some cases issues of revenge by sacked ex-workers have ...

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MCC fails to elect new Mayor

MCC fails to elect new Mayor

The election of the new chairpersons of the Council standing committees and the Mayor for the year 2017 were cancelled today at the meeting of Maseru City Council (MCC) due to uncertainty of the postponed local government elections. The members of the council made a decision together and agreed not to vote, opting to continue with the current office bearers, ...

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STD 7 results out

STD 7 results out

The results of Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) will be announced tomorrow at 8 .00 am said the Minister of Education and Training Mr.  Motlalentoa Letsosa yesterday at a press conference held at Ministry of Education Boardroom Maseru. According to Letsosa the number of candidates registered for the examinations were 40.043 and he said 38.452 sat for the examination, while ...

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Vodafone announces M-Pesa service for HIV positive Basotho

Vodafone announces M-Pesa service for HIV positive Basotho

Vodafone’s M-Pesa mobile money service is being utilised in Lesotho to assist HIV patients in the country according to an announcement by the company on World Aids Day. The Vodafone Foundation says the programme which was developed with the Ministry of Health combines Vodafone’s M-Pesa mobile money service with travelling clinics and a smartphone app designed for healthcare professionals which ...

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MCC warns illegal residents at Lepereng cemetery

MCC warns illegal residents at Lepereng cemetery

The burial of 40 deceased people today at Lepereng left nearby residents in fear of being removed by the Maseru City Council. The Council argues that many of the people who were allocated plots around the Lepereng burial site were illegally placed there by Chiefs or took advantage when they saw houses mushrooming in the area without any legal causes. ...

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Moleleki to launch new political party

Moleleki to launch new political party

Following a resolution of the ruling Democratic Congress (DC) on Saturday December 3 to suspend for six years nine members of the executive committee, including Monyane Moleleki as the deputy leader, the disgruntled man has announced his intention to form a new political party. The leader of DC and prime minister of Lesotho, Pakalitha Mosisili, had called an emergency special ...

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Molapo scoffs at government reform programme

Molapo scoffs at government reform programme

The deputy leader of Basotho National Party (BNP), the post independence ruling party and now one of the opposition parties, Joang Molapo, has scoffed at the general reforms programme proposed by Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili today in Maseru. Writing on his Facebook wall today, Molapo said: “We are ruled by the man who fears the truth. Right from the start, ...

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