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THE plot to topple Prime Minister Sam Matekane thickened this week amid allegations of brazen vote-buying ahead of the opposition’s planned vote of no-confidence. The opposition is said to be ready to push out Matekane when parliament reopens sometime in September. They accuse Matekane’s government of incompetence, nepotism, corruption and using the security forces to …

SUSPENDED Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) MPs say they will not toe the party line but will be guided by their own conscience when voting in parliament. Dr Mahali Phamotse, Thuso Makhalanyane and Rethabile Letlailana were all slapped with six-year suspensions from the RFP as tensions within the ruling boiled over.

THE Directorate of Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) has been entangled in a massive rot that casts serious doubt on its ability and commitment to fight corruption. A forensic investigation has revealed how the DCEO could have aided grand corruption, money laundering and fraud, the very crimes it is supposed to fight.

Sometime in March last year, Mokhothu Makhalanyane, 55, a devout Reverend with the Seventh Day Adventist church, was asked to lead prayers at an event he was not so sure what it was about. He reluctantly agreed, only to realise later that this was a clandestine political meeting of the yet to be launched Revolution …

GROWING up in the toxic environment of Sea Point in Maseru can have far reaching consequences on the development of children. The fast life sees some dropping out of school for quick cash schemes. Not so for Masetota Leshota, who survived the treacherous environment to become a Member of Parliament. Leshota is a Basotho National …

FIVE opposition parties have ganged up in a bid to push out the three commissioners of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). The Basotho National Party (BNP), Democratic Congress (DC), Basotho National Party (BAP), All Basotho Convention (ABC) and the Popular Front for Democracy (PFD) accuse the commissioners of incompetence, mismanagement and dereliction of duty.

Transport operators have accused the Department of Transport of dereliction of duty after it failed to issue new number plates to motorists for over a year. Players in the transport industry said they have been complaining about the crisis for months but there seemed to be no movement on the matter.

THE Basotho Action Party (BAP) is purging renegade members who have refused the leader’s orders to close WhatsApp groups that are said to be destabilising the party. Party leader Professor Nqosa Mahao has now written to the alleged rebels to explain why they should not be expelled from the party for disobeying his orders.

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