Opposition threatens to sue newspaper

Opposition threatens to sue newspaper

Maseru- Mr Serialong Qoo, Democratic Congress (DC) Public Relations Officer (PRO) says they are adamant and are continuing with their plan to sue Lesotho Times Newspaper for insulting former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Commander and DC Leader.
He said, in an a telephonic interview on Monday that they are continuing with their plan to take to court the newspaper and its management for writing insulting statements about the DC Leader, Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili and imprisoned Lieutenant General (Lt.Gen) Tlali Kamoli.
Qoo explained that they are giving Minister of Communications a week or two to act on the statements that appear on the issue of February 08-14 inside ‘Scrutator’ and if the Minister does not act, they will file their application before courts of law to have the matter dealt with.
However, Qoo indicated that they have not forwarded any formal complaint to the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) but are watching to see if the Minister will do anything about the issue.
‘Scrutator’ in her issue where she was congratulating Lt. Gen. Mojalefa Letsoela and his Deputy Major General Matela Matobakele for their appointment wrote, ‘…It goes without saying that if there is still any member of the LDF who bears allegiance to that son of Satan Tlali Kennedy Kamoli, that soldier must be fished out of the army, suffocated and thrown into Mohale Dam…’ read part of her comments.
This was an open letter to Letsoela and Matobakele, and towards the end of it, she had said ‘…can you imagine that Ntate Mosisili wants Southern African Development Community (SADC) troops to leave, can you imagine that he wants all the LDF rogues who committed murder and mayhem to be pardoned. This man had gone bonkers. He never suffered the pain we feel at having our loved ones killed or injured in attempted assassinations. He has in fact become soulless…’ the letter reads.
Minister Thesele Maseribane and LCA could not be reached for comment.
Rules regulating media houses, states that if any person is aggrieved by what has been said by a media house, they are at liberty to approach such institutions, but if they fail to reach an amicable solution, the aggrieved person can approach the LCA through its complaints authority and have the matter be dealt with. Lena

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