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Murder Case - Prime Minister Thabane Enters Uncertain Territory

[DW] Lesotho awaits a historic court ruling that could see its prime minister, Thomas Thabane, charged with murdering his wife. The case, which also involves his current wife, has sent shockwaves through the country. (AllAfrica)

Motaung Confident of Winning Econet Rugby League

[Lesotho Times] MASERU Warriors coach Morapeli Motaung is confident that his side will win the Econet Rugby League Phase 1 this season. (AllAfrica)

League Is Still Open - Manda

[Lesotho Times] Matlama coach Charles Manda insists that his team still stands a chance of defending its title following last weekend's 1-1 draw with runaway leaders, Bantu at Setsoto Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Coaches Have Never Been Lioli's Problem

[Lesotho Times] WHEN Mosholi Mokhothu was Lioli coach, a spell that lasted four years, Tse Nala were nearly invincible, winning almost every trophy in our domestic league. (AllAfrica)

Murder Case - Prime Minister Thabane Appears in Court

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Lesotho's prime minister Thomas Thabane appeared in court on Monday, Associated Press reports. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Tense After Departing Prime Minister Leaves, Missing Court Date over Murder Charge

[VOA] Tiny Lesotho's political problems are again threatening to overflow into neighboring South Africa, with Lesotho's outgoing prime minister crossing the border instead of appearing in a Maseru court Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, Lipolelo. (AllAfrica)

PM Fails to Appear in Court Charged With Killing Wife

[DW] The prime minister of the tiny southern African nation of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, did not show up to court to be charged with murdering his wife. Police said they will issue an arrest warrant if he cannot be found. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho's PM Thabane a No-Show at Court for Wife's Murder

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has failed to appear in court to face charges of murdering his estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane in 2017. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Thabane to be Charged With Murder

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane, police have said. (AllAfrica)

Lipolelo Thabane Murder Survivor Speaks Out

[Lesotho Times] Friendship, betrayal, murder, and uncertainty. These are the time-tested ingredients for a blockbuster Hollywood movie but in a classic case of real-life imitating fiction, the same recipe makes up the story of Thato Sibolla's tragic relationship with the family of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. (AllAfrica)

Fresh Turmoil Hits the Thabane Family

[Lesotho Times] Murder-accused First Lady, 'Maesaiah Thabane, should not have been granted bail because she is an "extremely dangerous person" who has no qualms in enlisting the services of gangsters in the famo music industry to kill her opponents. This according to Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's grandson, Thomas Thabane Jr and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Paseka Mokete. Thabane Jr is the son of Dr Thabane's second son, Potlako Thabane. Yesterday, he teamed up with Khauhelo Molapo, Thuto Makhooane and Thato Sibo (AllAfrica)

Thabane Has Always Tried to Stop Lipolelo Murder Probe, Says Opposition Leader Metsing

[Lesotho Times] Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) leader, Mothetjoa Metsing, says Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's bid to oust Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli is borne out of his long-running desperation to stop the investigations into the June 2017 murder of his former wife, Lipolelo. Mr Metsing said former Police Commissioner Molahlehi Letsoepa was unlawfully dismissed for similar reasons when Dr Thabane came to power in 2017. (AllAfrica)

Mahase Conduct Soils Image of the Judiciary - Analysts

[Lesotho Times] If ever Acting Chief Justice 'Maseforo Mahase's detractors needed any ammunition to oppose her recommendation by outgoing Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, it was supplied to them by the judge herself last Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Lucapa Rakes in U.S.$5,5 Million From Lesotho, Angola Diamond Sales

[Lesotho Times] LUCAPA Diamond Company Limited has realised US$5, 5 million from the sale of diamonds from its Mothae Kimberlite Mine and Lulo Alluvial Mine in Lesotho and Angola respectively. (AllAfrica)

Duo Nabbed in Upington With R1.5m Worth of Dagga Allegedly Smuggled From Lesotho

[News24Wire] Two suspects have been arrested for allegedly smuggling dagga from Lesotho into South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Govt Gets U.S.$49,6 Million Power Funding

[Lesotho Times] The World Bank has approved a M740 million facility to fund the improvement of Lesotho's energy supply. (AllAfrica)

I Feel Used, Says Ruling Party Politician Rapapa

[Lesotho Times] All Basotho Convention chairperson Samuel Rapapa (SR) is one of the candidates vying to replace Prime Minister Thomas Thabane who announced last month that he would soon step down. So eager is Mr Rapapa to step in and lead after he has been overlooked several times in ministerial appointments. (AllAfrica)

Govt Declares Coronavirus a Health Emergency

[Lesotho Times] Lesotho has declared Coronavirus a health emergency and the Ministry of Health has begun the necessary processes of mobilising human and other resources as well as screening incoming travellers to ensure the deadly virus does not enter the country. (AllAfrica)

Mosese Wins Big At International Film Fest

[Lesotho Times] FILMMAKER Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese walked away with the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Visionary Filmmaking at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, United States this week. (AllAfrica)

Thabane's Possible Successors - Who Is Who?

[Lesotho Times] Three candidates namely, 'Matebatso Doti, Samuel Rapapa and Nkaku Kabi, have emerged as the frontrunners in the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC)'s internal processes to nominate outgoing Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's successor. This according to the ABC spokesperson, Montoeli Masoetsa. (AllAfrica)

Phamotse Charged With Corruption Over 2015 Books Tender

[Lesotho Times] Gender, Sports and Recreation Minister, Mahali Phamotse, was on Tuesday charged with corruption for allegedly influencing the awarding of a 2015 high schools textbooks tender to Epic Printers and Molumeli Pty (Ltd). (AllAfrica)

Mahao Murder Trial Stalls Again

[Lesotho Times] Murder-acused former army commander, Lieutenant General (Lt-Gen) Tlali Kamoli, and others yesterday lost their application for the recusal of Judge Charles Hungwe from trying them for the June 2015 murder of army commander, Lt-Gen Maaparankoe Mahao. (AllAfrica)

EU Speaks Out On Thabane Murder Allegations, Retirement

[Lesotho Times] European Union (EU) Ambassador to Lesotho, Christian Manahl, has urged Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to announce a specific date for his impending retirement, saying this is necessary to "facilitate a smooth transition to a successor". (AllAfrica)

Netcare Accused of Siphoning M320 Million From TÅ¡epong

[Lesotho Times] One of the companies in the Tsepong Consortium, Afri'nnai Health, has accused South Africa's Netcare Group of siphoning millions of maloti from the company under "dubious and unexplained circumstances". (AllAfrica)

First Lady's Arrest 'Unlikely to Fix Political Crisis in Country'

[VOA] Maseru -After a month on the run, Lesotho's First Lady Maesaiah Thabane is in police custody, and on Wednesday was served with charges over the killing of her predecessor, former First Lady Lipolelo Thabane. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister's Wife to Be Charged with Murder - Police

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Maesaiah Thabane, wife of Lesotho's prime minister Tom Thabane, is to be charged with murder in connection with the 2017 killing of the prime minister's former wife, police have been quoted as saying. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Consulate to Be Sued Over South Africa Fuel Debt

[Lesotho Times] A South African fuel company, Eriksons Motor Centre, has threatened to seize the property of Lesotho Consulate in Welkom over its alleged failure to settle its outstanding fuel debts. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Medigrow Workers Apply for Default Judgement

[Lesotho Times] A labour union has applied for default judgement in the case in which 24 workers are challenging their dismissal by medical cannabis producer, MG Health, formerly known as Medigrow Lesotho. (AllAfrica)

CBL Lowers Key Interest Rate

[Lesotho Times] THE Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) has reduced the CBL rate to 6.25 percent from 6.50 percent in a bid to stimulate the country's lackluster economic performance. (AllAfrica)

It's Time for a Female Prime Minister - Doti

[Lesotho Times] ALL Basotho Convention (ABC) Deputy Spokesperson, 'Matebatso Doti has been shortlisted along with Party Chairperson Samuel Rapapa and Deputy Secretary General, Nkaku Kabi as candidates to succeed outgoing Prime Minister. (AllAfrica)

Free State Cops Intercept R8m Worth of Suspected Stolen Wool From Lesotho

[News24Wire] A truckload of wool worth R8m on its way from Lesotho was intercepted in the Free State on Tuesday on suspicion of being stolen, police said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)