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THE National University of Lesotho (NUL) performance arts association, Artillects will treat students to a day of melodies with songstress, Leomile, in attendance at the Netherlands Hall in Roma on Friday.
This performance will see poets, dancers, musicians, rappers, vocalists being offered a platform to showcase their talent.
Artillects is a group of intellectuals with love for art that exist and operate within the laws of NUL....
In an interview with Xpress people, Artillects coordinator Tumelo Phatela said they were a finite group of students from different backgrounds, artfully conveying different talents.
THE South African government’s search for one of the fugitive members of the notorious Gupta family, wanted over a multi-million rand corruption scam, has led them to Lesotho with the South African Police Service (SAPS) saying they received tip-offs that Ajay Gupta had fled to Maseru on Friday.
However, the Lesotho government immediately dismissed the allegations saying they were the work of people bent on tarnishing the image of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and sowing discord between the two countries which enjoy cordial relations.
THE Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) has for the first time apologised to the nation for its past transgressions which resulted in the assassinations of prominent citizens as well as ordinary Basotho and caused instability in the country.
Newly-appointed commander, Lieutenant General Mojalefa Letsoela, on Friday apologised on behalf of the army during the LDF change of command ceremony that was held in Maseru on Friday.
Lt-Gen Letsoela said it was an open secret that during the past four years the army became a parallel government and a law unto itself, inflicting pain on the same nation it was supposed to protect.
MINISTRY of health officials in the previous seven party administration and pharmacists set on stocks of antiretroviral (ARV) medication resulting in the expiry of M2 million worth of the drugs that could have saved thousands of lives and boosted the country’s fight against the deadly pandemic, the Sunday Express has learnt.
The development has left senior Health Ministry officials in a quandary over how best to respond to the issue. The gravity of the situation was reflected... in the ambiguous statements that the Health Ministry’s Principal Secretary, Monaphathi Maraka and Director Disease Control, Dr Mosilinyane Letsie, recently made to this publication over the issue.
Both officials suggested that there was negligence and said that some heads should have rolled over the debacle which they described as an “embarrassing development” for the ministry.
PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane is in a stable condition and will soon be returning home after being admitted to a Bloemfontein hospital for an undisclosed ailment on Thursday.
The Prime Minister’s Office Press Attaché, Thabo Thakalekoala, yesterday told the Sunday Express that contrary to reports being circulated, the premier was on the mend and would return to the country as soon doctors completed their regular medical tests.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki has warned the new army command against engaging in partisan politics, saying this could lead the army away from fulfilling its role of preserving the country’s democracy.
Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane’s government last month appointed Lieutenant General Mojalefa Letsoela as new army commander, deputised by Major General Matela Matobakele, Major General Poqa Motoa and Major General Ramanka Mokaloba.
THE Deputy Registrar, Mojela Shale has launched a High Court bid challenging the appointment of Pontšo Phafoli as the acting Registrar of the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Advocate Shale on Wednesday, filed an urgent application before the High Court arguing that Ms Phafoli was not in direct line for promotion and that she was supposed to have been appointed as deputy registrar.
THE Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) is proposing a 23.6 percent tariff increase in electricity to cover its overall costs of supplying power to the nation.
The proposed tariff increase comes despite a significant reduction in the cost of acquiring power from Mozambique.
Earlier this month, the power utility announced it had renegotiated a new power purchasing deal with Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) of Mozambique to purchase electricity at the rate of M0.89 cents per unit, down from M1.42 as per the previous contract.
TENSIONS boiled over at recent meeting between locals and representatives of the Mothae Mine in Mokhotlong with angry villagers accusing the mine of embarking on a shadowy recruitment exercise which excluded them despite the fact that the mine is located in their area.
Mothae Mine is located close to the high dollar-per carat gem producer, Letšeng Diamonds in Mokhotlong. It was put up for sale by the government in February 2016 after prospective buyer, Paragon Diamonds Limited, failed to secure the requisite funding within the given time frame.
TWO Chinese nationals based in Mafeteng were recently arraigned before the Maseru Magistrate Court to face charges of corruption and money laundering involving the sums totaling M19 million.
The two suspects are Lan Li aged 23 years and Curen Chen aged 56.
They were arrested after a joint operation by the Lesotho Mounted Police and the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO). Mr Curen was granted bail on Thursday after paying M10 000 and providing surety worth M300 000. Mr Lan is still in custody after failing to pay M20 000 and provide a surety of M 250 000.
PRIME Minister, Thomas Thabane, finally made good on his threat to reshuffle to fire some ministers and some of the major talking points from the Thursday reshuffle were the decisions to fire two ministers as well as bringing the National Security Service (NSS) directly under the control of the PM’s office.
Dr Thabane had previously threatened to reshuffle the cabinet to get rid of under-performing ministers, with the last threat coming last month.
PROMINENT lawyer and former interim Prime Minister, Haae Phoofolo, has been appointed the new Attorney General with effect from 8 February this year.
Part of the appointment letter signed by Government Secretary, Moahloli Mphaka, states that, “I am directed to inform you that pursuant to Section 140 (1) of the Constitutional of Lesotho, His Majesty the King acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister has decided to appoint you as Attorney General”.
SEHLABENG community police hunted down and effected a citizens’ arrest on a 19-year-old mother who abandoned her 18-month-old baby for five days because of the toddler’s disability.
The teenage mother said she was forced to dump the baby at her mother’s place of residence to save her relationship with the father who did not want to have anything to do with a “child with no legs”.
When the Sunday Express visited Sehlabeng last Friday, they found the angry community police waiting for Mabote Police to respond to their call while the child’s mother, Liteboho Bosuhle, lay on the ground drunk.
A NEW association, the Youth AIDS Free Foundation (YAFF) was recently launched in Maseru, in a development that is expected to enhance the fight against HIV/AIDS by young people in Lesotho.