A long path of reconciliation within the Democratic Congress party

Lesotho—Maseru:- Factional war within the Democratic Congress party’s youth is not yet over, says Mr Ralechate ‘Mokose, MP, secretary general of the majority party within the ruling pact of seven political parties, to journalists earlier today.

‘Mokose in the left of the picture and his deputy, Refiloe Litjobo, MP told the media that the fact finding meeting of Saturday last week failed to reach the intended goal as one faction of the youth walked out of the meeting, complaining of  the composition of those sitting on the high table.

In the circumstances, ‘Mokose says they may give that faction yet another chance before embarking on another route; the one that requires the matter to be taken to the disciplinary committee – “the latter is a bit chilly.” Says he.

Though members of the disgruntled faction are well known to the populace due to their almost daily utterances on the public and social media, the SG refused to release their names, citing reconciliation as the main force behind his decision.

The Minister of Water Affairs agreed that lack of political education within the party structures could be the main factor in almost every dispute that emanate within the structures of their organisation.

 

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Messrs Ralechate ‘Mokose and Litjobo, Secretary General and his deputy.

Lesotho’s Majesties and correction of Lesotho’s WW2 record

Chief Seeiso Seeiso, president of Lesotho’s Upper House says the his of this country, regarding its participation in the 2nd World War should be re-written to reflect its multi-faceted participation which included procurement of 26 warplanes and other war accessories which had Yorkshire as their base.

 

This part of history, has never been taught at any given time, from primary schools to the university. It has never even been discussed even at party political meetings from the time the country campaigned for independence and after independence from the UK, more than 50 years ago.

Chief Seeiso said this at the Lesotho Winter Festival, Thaba Bosiu, Saturday evening as part of information that gave way the handing over of a cheque to Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate for her charity that cares for disadvantaged kids.

The piece of information was researched by the South African based blanket manufacturers who were at the same occasion, donating a limited edition of the blanket, made in memory of the country’s extremely important participation in that war, to the country’s royal family.

SA ballistic experts in Maseru to assist Lesotho Police

Lesotho— South African Police Service’s ballistic experts are in Maseru, Lesotho to assist their counterparts identify small arms confiscated from criminal suspects over since 2012.

The SA team of six officers is led by Brig Paul Kubeka from Selosesha in the Free State (not in the pictures). In the pictures is S/Supt Khoabane Mpepe, head of the Lesotho police forensic laboratory. He is standing with some of the SA experts. The mission which started Tuesday, May 07, 2016 is scheduled to roll into the nine districts of Lesotho up to the first week o July, instant.

Brig Kubeka, says the exercise is two-fold, partly to assist their Lesotho counterparts, on the invitation of the Lesotho Commissioner of Police, Mr Molahlehi Letsoepa while on the other side is to continue the trans-border criminal investigations. At the end of the investigations, they will have established the origins of most fire-arms used to commit serious crimes both in Lesotho and South Africa amongst the very Basotho, says he. Further, their report shall be used to reinforce crown/state evidence in courts of law.

 

How long does it take government to repair roads?

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This road, near Ha Mosotho, has been in this state since the first quarter of 2015. The Roads Directorate does not seem to care.

This is the only tarred road connecting the villages of Mafeteng districts of Ts’akholo, Matsoseng, Kolo with the district of Maseru via Rothe. Also, it gives residents of those villages access to The Morija Scott Hospital.

government policies promotes dependency – ‘muso ke oona o khothaletsang bokopakopa

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Kolo—Lesotho: This vast cabbage plantation at Kolo upon Likhetla river is a clear indication that Basotho and Lesotho are not poor; poverty is in the hearts and minds of their rulers – who, since independence 50 years ago have year in year out promoted policies that perpetuates dependency on foreign hand-outs.

The vegetable plantations is owned by a local Mosotho man with no formal education beyond primary school. “My brother and I were introduced into this type of enterprise by our father, a cripple that walks with the aid of crushes.” Says the farmer.

Mr Thuso Makateng goes on to say: “I started on a small plot using a can to water the vegetables. I then realised the economic potential of this venture to the extent that I began to invest every little penny  I received in irrigation equipment.

Makateng sells his produce to locals as well as to those coming from the towns around him. He would nevertheless prefer a buyer that would take way his 18,500 heads of cabbage all at once to clear the field for the next crop. The field is hired from a local family over a ten year contract.

“The ministry of agriculture, and the government television’ says he, ‘have never visited my fields.”

 

Kolo Ha Mohlalefi: Temo ena ea meroho, holim’a noka ea Likhetla, Mafeteng, ke sesupo se tiilengsa hore Lesotho ha le hloloe ho iphepa, empa, maano a ‘muso ke oona a le fetotseng naha ea mekopakopa.

Temo ena, ke ea monna oa Mosotho ea se nang thuto ea letho holim’a temo, ho feta mona o e sebetsa ntle le tataiso ea lekala la temo.

Sohle se bonoang fotong ena, ke boikitlaetso ba hae le lelapa la hae. Lekala la Temo ha lea tlatsetsa le ha e se e le ka peo feela. Thepa eohle ea nosetso, e leng pompi le mathopo le litanka tsa metsi ke boikitlaetso ba hae.

O re o rutile temo ena ke ntat’a bona, monna oa seqhoala ea tsamaeang ka thuso ea lifate, ea ntseng a sena thuto ea sekolo ea temo joalo ka bona, e leng eena le moholoane oa hae.

Bothata bo boholo boo Monghali Thuso Makateng a reng o tjametsoe ke bona ke ho hloka mobu – o sebetsa ka o hiriloeng. O re kamor’a ts’ebetso e atlehileng ea lilengoana tse fetileng, mong’a mobu o ile a mo amoha oona, a o fetisetsa mothong e mong, joale o se a sebeletsa hojana le noka hoo a seng a lokela ho sebelisa thepa e ngata ho nyolla metsi ka nokeng.

Hape, o re ha a na terekere kapa liphoofolo bakeng sa ho phethola, le ‘maraa e sa le oa batho ba tlang ka likoloi ba ilo rekisa litoropong le litorotsoaneng. Takatso ea hae ke ho fumana ‘maraka o le mong o moholo a tle a nolofalloe ke ho sebelisa mobu oo makhetlo a mangatanyana ka selemo.

Tikoloho eo, e boetse ena le lihoai tse ling tse tharo. Tsohle li hlahisitse k’habeche ea mariha.

Katleho ea monna enoa e tiisa ‘nete e hlolang e boleloa eahore Lesotho ha le hlile ha lea fumaneha, ho fumanehileng ke likelello tsa babusi ba lona. Ha e ba ho se joalo, ‘muso ka lekala la khoebo le lekala la likhoebo tse nyenyane, o ka be o se o mo atametse o mo tlatselitse litlhokong tsa hae, tse keyeletsang hore tlhahiso ea hae e rekoe ke oona o fepe masole, mapolesa, bakuli joalo joalo.

 

Mohoanto o makalitseng basebelisi ba Kingsway Ave.

Maseru—Lesotho: kajeno, Labohlano, Phupjane 03, 2016 ho bile le mohoanto o makalitseng basebelisi le basebelletsi ba mathule a Kingsway Avenue, tsela e kholo e parolang toropo ea Maseru.

Semaka ka mohoanto ona ke hore, sepolesa sa Maseru se hanela sechaba ho sebelisa tsela ena ho etsa menyakoe kappa liponts’o, empa sehlots’oana se bonoang mona, sona se bile le bolokolohi ba ho sebelisa nakong ea sephephethe se boima sa mots’ehare.

Bookameli ba sepolesa sa toro ea Maseru, e leng sona se fanang ka litumello tsa ho sebelisa Kingsway, bo ntse bo e-s’o fumanehe ho fana ka mabaka a entseng hore bao ba lumello ha ba bang ba haneloa, naheng ena ea molao oa motheo o sa lumelleng khethollo ea ba bang ho ba bang ka mabaka afe le afe.