Author Archives: Kanetsi Lehlohonolo

Factory workers get an increase

Factory workers get an increase

Maseru – While Lesotho Trade Unions were demanding a minimum wage of M2000 for factory workers for this financial year, the Government has instead offered a six percent increase. This was said by Mr Samuel Mokhele, a member of the National Clothing, Textile and Allied Workers (NACTWU) on Tuesday. He said other private sector workers such as those who work ...

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Soldiers accused of assaulting siblings

Soldiers accused of assaulting siblings

Maseru – Two members of the Lesotho Defence Force appeared before Maseru Magistrate Court on Friday on charges of assault which they allegedly committed in 2015.   The duo Nkesi Makoetje and Sergeant Lekhooa Moepi are facing two counts of assault; the crown alleges the incident happened at the maximum security prison facilities in Maseru on June 18, 2015.   ...

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Cold weather kicks in

Cold weather kicks in

Maseru – A Lesotho Meteorological Services (LMS) Meteorology observer based at Semonkong, Mr. Foto Molise said more freezing-cold temperatures are anticipated.   He said this in an interview on Monday, where he warned this year is poised to be colder than last year due to the prevailing climate change.   He noted that winter is just around the corner, as ...

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Govt to prop up livestock sector

Govt to prop up livestock sector

Maseru – The government of Lesotho has pledged to continue supporting wool and mohair farming as well as the associated value chain in a bid to improve the business.   Presenting the 2018/2019 budget speech recently, finance minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro announced that about M277.8 million has been set aside to pursue the livestock economy investment.   As expected, farmers ...

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Redskins brace for Cairo challenge

Redskins brace for Cairo challenge

  Maseru (TNS) – Lesotho’s volleyball champions, Redskins, are preparing for the Zone 6 volleyball games to be held in Cairo, Egypt from March 26 to April 4, 2018. The Redskins men’s team will represent the Mountain Kingdom in the tournament.   This is the 16th time the national volleyball giants will be representing Lesotho in the Zone 6 competition. ...

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Banjo’s brace sinks Kick4Life

Banjo’s brace sinks Kick4Life

Maseru (TNS) – In-form midfield sensation, Lebajoa “Banjo” Mosehlenyane scored a brace as Matlama cruised to a 3-1 victory over city rivals Kick4Life FC in the second leg of the prestigious Lesotho National Insurance Group (LNIG) Top 8 tourney at the Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) Ground on Sunday.   The match got off to a fast and furious start as ...

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Boxing Queen raring to conquer!

Boxing Queen raring to conquer!

Thaba-Tseka (TNS) – Rising boxing sensation ‘Mantoa Ranone,  delighted and honoured to have made it into the five-member boxing squad that will be representing Lesotho at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GCCG) that get underway in Australia on March 26.   Affectionately known as ‘The Boxing Queen’, 20-year old Ranone is the only woman in the team and she thinks ...

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Shot journo demands millions

Shot journo demands millions

  MASERU (TNS) – The former editor of a local publication, Lesotho Times, who was injured in an attack by suspected members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) is demanding about M13million in damages from the army. The attack which happened at Ha Thamae in Maseru in 2016 saw Mr. Lloyd Mutungamiri shot two times and left in a critical ...

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Likuena to play against Zebras in Gaborone

Likuena to play against Zebras in Gaborone

Maseru – Lesotho’s senior soccer squad Likuena is set to face their Botswana’s counterparts Zebras in an international friendly match to be played in Gaborone, Botswana on March 24. The match will be played during the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Calendar. Speaking in an interview, Likuena Team Manager Mr. Rantsubise Matete said Botswana Football Association (BFA) has accepted ...

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