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A FAMILY of a Butha-Buthe man who died in the police holding cells last month is demanding M1 million compensation for his unlawful death. Katiso Makoa died under unclear circumstances while in the hands of the police last month. Police spokesman Senior Superintendent Kabelo Halahala confirmed that Makoa died while under their watch.

THE cracks in the ruling Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) party widened this week after three of its MPs openly voted with the opposition in parliament. The Lithoteng MP, Rethabile Letlailana, Matlakeng constituency’s Dr Mahali Phamotse and the Abia MP, Thuso Makhalanyane, on Tuesday voted against their own government during a key vote.

THE family of Simon Mahloko-Mohlori, 60, who died in the Thaba-Tseka police holding cells two weeks ago, is demanding answers from the police. A report by a government pathologist has suggested that Mahloko-Mohlori died from poisoning while the police say they are equally puzzled as to what killed him.

Molobeli Soulo, who died two weeks ago, will be buried tomorrow in Ha-Seoli, Maseru. Soulo was a former minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. He will be granted a state-assisted funeral.

THABISO Madiba, the main suspect in the murder of two colleagues, has resigned as the managing director of Naledi Funeral Planners (Naledi). Madiba resigned last Friday, a day before he was due to appear before a disciplinary hearing to answer charges of fraud, corruption, dishonesty, money laundering, cooking accounting books, concealment, conflict of interest, maladministration …

The most important and beautiful essence of good writing is its ability to portray a world. A good piece of writing should capture the heartbeat, the nerve of a place, person, thing or that which the writer’s pen seeks to achieve. It must vividly paint an object, situation or thing and the sound, taste, smell …

Did you know? You can go back in time but still live in the future. This is an impractical theory I invented a few days ago and it was inspired by the current events taking place in the “new Lesotho” we anticipated we would live in after last October’s general elections.

One of the most difficult aspects that most students of the English language grapple with in high school is vocabulary. Many students, without resorting to a handy dictionary, feel completely handicapped.

As highlighted in the previous article, in Part Two we will discuss the unhealthy or rather complicated relationship between substance use and mental illness. Remember how I stated that we have to be mindful of differences in culture when talking of substance abuse; that remains the case. However, we need to have an idea of …

DEVASTATED and desperate for justice, the family of a businesswoman from Malealea Matelile who was burnt to ashes after she was alleged to be involved in a ritual killing a fortnight ago say they suspect she was murdered by competitors.

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