Category Archives: Breaking News

Accident victims remembered

Accident victims remembered

Likila and Makhoakhoa joined together to celebrate the lives of the eight people who died in a fatal accident on November 5 through a memorial service held in Botha-Bothe today. The Minister of Forestry and Land Reclamation, who is also the Member of Parliament for the Botha-Bothe No.5 constituency, Mr. Motlohi Maliehe expressed grief as he delivered his speech at ...

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SADC troops arrival imminent

SADC troops arrival imminent

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane today said that the SADC troops are expected to arrive in the country on Monday. Thabane said this before the National Assembly, adding that the troops will be in the country for six months with the possibility of an extension, should the need arise. The deployment will be officially launched on November 28. During their stay ...

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Farmers fear snow aftermath

Farmers fear snow aftermath

Mokhotlong farmers said they are afraid that the prevailing snowfall will negatively impact crops and livestock. Surprisingly, Mokhotlong and other highlands districts have received snow in summer. Lesotho Meteorological Services (LMS) issued a warning early this week, saying moderate to heavy rains were expected in the lowlands, while in the highlands there would be cold weather, with a possibility of ...

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Snow hits the highlands

Snow hits the highlands

Yesterday, Thaba-Tseka woke up to freezing weather as heavy snow hit the district. This led to travellers and schoolchildren cancelling their trips as roads were inaccessible. “Approximately 10cm of snow have been recorded in the district since last night,” Lesotho Meteorological Services (LMS) District Technical Assistant, Ms. Lisebo Tšeole said. Ms. Tšeole said it is the first time this year ...

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Chief Seeiso rejoins Senate

Chief Seeiso rejoins Senate

Chief Seeiso Bereng Seeiso, the Principal Chief of Matsieng, was sworn in on Tuesday as a Senator of the 10th Parliament at the Senate’s Second Meeting of the First Session. The Upper House resumed after adjourning on August 10 and the swearing-in, led by the Clerk of Senate, saw the former President of the Upper House take an oath to ...

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‘Stop littering!’

‘Stop littering!’

The Maseru District Council Secretary (DCS) Mrs. Mamajara Lehloenya has strongly urged members of the public to refrain from littering nappies all over. She said littering of nappies has become a habit, although some people gather the diapers and use them for making fire when cooking. Mrs. Lehloenya said littering is now a crisis in the district, adding that it ...

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‘Maseribane urges ANC to unite

‘Maseribane urges ANC to unite

‘Discord in the party will undermine SA and compromise Lesotho’ MASERU – Basotho National Party (BNP) leader Chief Thesele ‘Maseribane has urged the African National Congress (ANC) to unite ahead of the highly contested NEC elections, adding that failure to do so would not only undermine South Africa’s decade-long struggle against apartheid, but also compromise Lesotho’s stability. Maseribane was delivering ...

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‘Kamoli had time to flee’

‘Kamoli had time to flee’

Advocate Letuka Molati, a lawyer representing the retired army boss Lieutenant General (Lieut. Gen.) Tlali Kamoli, said his client had ample time and opportunity to flee the country, but he did not. This he said today while addressing the court. Advocate Molati said Lieut. Gen. Kamoli knew from the time he was called in at the Police Headquarters that he ...

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Lesotho remote monitoring update

Lesotho remote monitoring update

Following a well above-average national harvest, food supplies are readily available in markets even as the lean season period approaches. The upcoming lean season is expected to be much less severe than what was experienced last year because of the 2015/16 El Niño-induced drought. According to the Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS, July 2017), maize imports for the ...

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Court subpoenas Thabane

Court subpoenas Thabane

The High Court has subpoenaed the Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, Public Service Minister Thesele ‘Maseribane, and Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Police Khothatso Tšooana to testify before the court tomorrow. The trio have been called in to give evidence in the bail application for the former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) boss, Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli. Kamoli’s lawyer, Advocate Letuka ...

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