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THE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is set to quiz officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) over M49 million allegedly fraudulently paid to at least 10 companies.

AN MP, Reverend Tšepo Lipholo, yesterday asked parliament to push for the release of Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli from remand prison on bail. Rev Lipholo, who heads the Basotho Covenant Movement (BCM), told parliament that Lt Gen Kamoli must be granted bail since his co-accused are enjoying freedom while others are serving as ministers.

A group of MPs from the Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) is said to be plotting to push Basotho Action Party (BAP) leader Nqosa Mahao from the coalition government. The MPs tried to raise the issue of Prof Mahao‘s removal from the government at their parliamentary caucus this week but the issue was postponed because there …

There was fierce debate in parliament yesterday over the government’s plans to declare a state of emergency. The motion to declare a state of emergency was tabled by Thabo Maretlane, the ruling Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) party MP for Thaba-Phatšoa constituency.

PRIME Minister Sam Matekane now has his boot on Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Advocate Hlalefang Motinyane’s neck. After weeks of mild manoeuvres, Matekane has now taken a giant step towards removing Advocate Motinyane.

Machesetsa Mofomobe is expected to quiz Prime Minister Sam Matekane in parliament next week if he intends to deploy Lesotho troops to protect his personal business interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mofomobe’s question was filed in parliament on Tuesday and Matekane is expected to answer during the normal question and answer session …

LESOTHO’S ambassador to Canada, Molise Tšeole, has been fired over a Facebook post criticising the government. Tšeole was fired on Wednesday, the same day he was found guilty after a virtual disciplinary hearing held last Friday. Tšeole was informed of his termination by Principal Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Thabang Lekhela. Lekhela said the Tšeole’s termination …

HOME Affairs Minister, Lebona Lephema, has revealed that his ministry does not have enough money to produce passports and Identity Documents (IDs). Lephema made the revelation on Tuesday as he was quizzed by the parliament’s Law and Public Safety committee over his ministry’s perennial failure to provide passports and IDs.

THE police have launched a hunt for former police minister, Lepota Sekola, who is suspected of involvement in stock theft. Police want to arrest Sekola in connection with two cattle carcasses that were found at his grandfather’s funeral in Borokhoaneng three weeks ago.

ENERGY Minister Professor Nqosa Mahao was forced into a humiliating climb-down last week after the prime minister ordered him to cancel the launch of an electrification project in Mokema constituency. Professor Mahao, the Basotho Action Party (BAP) leader, was scheduled to officially launch the power project at around 10am last Thursday.

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