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Mohale search suspended indefinitely

Mohale search suspended indefinitely

The Mohale Dam search for three men who were allegedly dumped in the dam by members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) has been suspended indefinitely. Inspector Mpiti Mopeli, Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) said South African divers decided to suspend the search because they wanted to fetch better equipment, but they will not continue with the search. The SA ...

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Post Bank cybercrime theft case postpones

Post Bank cybercrime theft case postpones

The High Court today failed to hear the civil case in which the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) wants to acquire the property of two Post Bank employees and two co-accused who are all charged for cyber-crime involving over M5 million. The DCEO believes the properties they own were acquired using money they are alleged stole from the ...

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OR Tambo legacy: His links with Lesotho’s 1982 massacre

OR Tambo legacy: His links with Lesotho’s 1982 massacre

As South Africa celebrates the legacy of OR Tambo, his links with Lesotho evoke memories of the 9 December 1982 massacre of 30 South African refugees and 12 Basotho. Tambo attended the mass funeral, and the party that was governing at the time, the Basotho National Party, organises events every year to commemorate that day. The Le Rona Re Batho account ...

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‘Proactive measures required to tackle drought, hunger, disease’

‘Proactive measures required to tackle drought, hunger, disease’

Zakaria Pulumo’s house overlooks scenic valleys and horizons, in Ha Lebele Village. And, even with the vegetation suffering the consequences of drought, the landscape of this part of Mafeteng district remains attractive. But 54-year-old Pulumo has more pressing necessities than the picturesque scenery. Hygiene has been one of the community’s major challenges: due to lack of proper toilets, many local ...

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Sahrawi President congratulates Lesotho

Sahrawi President congratulates Lesotho

The President of the Republic, Brahim Gali sent a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane on the occasion of the 51st Anniversary of the Independence of the Kingdom of Lesotho. “On behalf of the Saharawi People and on my own behalf, I extend my sincere congratulations on the 51st anniversary of the Independence ...

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Physio returns to Lesotho with vital kit

Physio returns to Lesotho with vital kit

A Machynlleth Hospital physiotherapist, Jan Jeffrey, is aiming to return to Lesotho with vital equipment after two previous successful visits. Machynlleth Hospital is in Wales, UK. Jeffrey has made trips to Lesotho in 2016 and 2017 as part of a programme by the Dolen Cymru charity which provides links between Wales and Lesotho, and is already planning her third visit ...

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‘Probe army top brass’

‘Probe army top brass’

. . . tourtured soldiers urge Thabane witnesses are demanding an investigation KANANELO BOLOETSE MASERU – At least 14 mutiny accused soldiers bludgeoned into turning State of the army top brass and prosecution of those found with a prima facie case to answer for allegedly ordering their torture. “We urge the government that for purposes of stability all members of ...

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Exiled soldiers demand pay

Exiled soldiers demand pay

MASERU – Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) members, who this week took halting steps home from exile in South Africa, want the government to “swiftly facilitate payment of their salaries” which were stopped two years ago when they fled the country, Public Eye can reveal. On Thursday last week, a letter signed by 16 former exiles was sent to Prime Minister ...

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130 firms left in the lurch

130 firms left in the lurch

. . . as LHDA disowns contractors’ in M23b project MASERU— The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has distanced itself from the ‘Polihali Forum Association’, which seeks to facilitate job creation for its members and expand their businesses in the process. This after the forum, which boasts a membership of 130 companies, announced it had set in motion mechanisms to ...

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US$2.0 billion credit line for infrastructure development

US$2.0 billion credit line for infrastructure development

MASERU – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a new memorandum of understanding for credit facilitation of development projects in Southern and Central Africa worth over R2 billion as part of the Bank’s mandate to play a meaningful role in the agenda for Africa’s industrialization.   The Bank this week announced it has approved a private sector multi-currency line ...

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