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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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Mosisili vows not to concede power

Mosisili vows not to concede power

Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili would not consider conceding power in a parliamentary motion but rather advise the King for dissolution of parliament that will see Lesotho re-track for an early election in less two years. Mosisili revealed on Sunday November 4 following a closed emergency special conference by his Democratic Congress (DC) in Maseru which mandated him to further suspend ...

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Lesotho may go for elections

Lesotho may go for elections

Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili told hundreds of his political party supporters that he may call for general elections should members of parliament who want to pass vote of no confidence in him become majority in parliament. Mosisili said this on Sunday November 4 in Maseru when addressing an open rally following a two-day special conference of his ruling Democratic Congress ...

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Prince Harry to star in Lesotho documentary

Prince Harry to star in Lesotho documentary

Prince Harry is set to star in a new documentary about Lesotho – 12 years after he first visited the Aids-stricken southern African nation. The film follows Harry’s return to the impoverished kingdom to continue the work of Sentebale – the charity he set up in the country a decade ago. In an interview with news anchor Tom Bradby, the ...

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‘Frustrated’ Lesotho opposition labels govt ‘cowards’

‘Frustrated’ Lesotho opposition labels govt ‘cowards’

Lesotho opposition members of parliament have called the government cowards, after the Speaker of the National Assembly adjourned the house for Christmas without debate. The “no vote” recess was a blow to the opposition, which had hoped to show that it had enough numbers to form an alternative government and unseat the current coalition. Usually a motion for recess is ...

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New coalition of national unity signed

New coalition of national unity signed

Political analysts have welcomed the new developments in Lesotho’s democracy as a positive change in the management of coalition governance, following the announcement yesterday by the leaders of opposition and the breakaway faction of the Democratic Congress (DC) to form a new government in the country. The announcement made at a press conference in Maseru saw exiled All Basotho Convention ...

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BNP activist to appear in court on 20th December

BNP activist to appear in court on 20th December

The spokesperson of the Basotho National Party, Machsetsa Mofomobe, will appear in court again on December 20th following the postponement of the court hearing this week for what was explained as more needed time for further investigations by the crown. Mofomobe is facing charges of contravening the provisions of section 83 of the Penal Code Act No. 6 of 2010, ...

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Deadline for Lesotho nationals to get special permit extended to 30 September 2016

Deadline for Lesotho nationals to get special permit extended  to 30 September 2016

The Department of Home Affairs has extended the closing date of applications for the Lesotho Special Permits to 30 September 2016. Unregistered Lesotho nationals living, studying or running businesses in South Africa have now been given an extension of three months to get their documents in order and take advantage of the Lesotho Special Permit (LSP).   To date, only ...

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