Lesotho’s Mothejoa Metsing meets Justice Moseneke

Lesotho— Mothejoa Metsing, former Lesotho deputy prime minister today, met Justice Dikgang Moseneke and his team of mediators to discuss issues pertaining to a peaceful return of Metsing to Lesotho to participate in the kingdom’s reform of the constitution, judiciary, civil service, parliament and defence.

The three hour meeting, took place in government offices of the Republic of South Africa, Pretoria. Metsing was accompanied by Tseliso Mokhosi, his deputy leady in their Lesotho Congress for Democracy, the third largest political party in Lesotho. party spokesman, Teboho Sekata says they are satisfied with the talks.

Metsing skipped Lesotho borders into South Africa last year (2017) fearing for his life and up now, leaves in the neighbouring republic as a political refugee.

Last week Friday, July 27, 2018 was in the capital Maseru for an inaugural meeting with stakeholders in the programme that is supervised by the South African Development Community (SADC) through the South African president as facilitator.

Justice Moseneke is mediating on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa who is no more able to do justice to the task due to his busy schedule was snubbed by the leadership of the four party alliance government. He nevertheless, went on to meet the opposition, though he should have kicked off his stakeholder meetings by sitting with government. RK.

 

 

Lilaphalapha o hatisitse khaolo ea bone ea lipale tsa hae tsa thelebishene

Lesotho—Sehlahisoa se secha sa lipale tsa Lilaphalapha se tla ka ’na sa fumaneha ho ea mafelong a selemo sena, e le khaolo ea bone ea likhatiso tsa sehlopha sena sa liqaboli tse eletsang sechaba mathateng a fapakaneng a bophelo, ka papali ea kalaneng, e seng e ena le bolateli bo boholo Lesotho le Afrika Boroa.

Ka ho otloloha, tlhahiso ea bone ea Lilaphalapha e lemosa batho ba tlang Maseru hore bophelo ba motsemoholo ona ha bo hlile ha bo monate oa lamunu joalo ka ha toropo ena e bitsoa, empa ke moo ntja e jang e ’ngoe, batho ba itlontlollang feela, ha boitlontlollo boo, bo ka ba thusa ho koala lephako kapa ho tlosa lenyora.

Likhatiso tsa eona li ntse li nkeloa Qoatsaneng, Marabeng Ha Seetsa, C-Point le Khubung ea Toropo ea Maseru, Khubetsoana, Ha Seoli le Thibella. Libapali tse kholo tsa eona ke Bofihla ’Neko, Silas Monyatsi, Thuso Dlamini, Shoaepane Sehahle, Tieho Khakhau, Tseko Monaheng, ’Maselebeli Monare le Matšeliso Mohale.

Monghali ’Neko o re setšoantšo sena se tla romeloa mose ho maoatle ho ea thulanngoa le tsa linaha tse ling, litlholisanong tsa machaba, se nto hasanngoa le lithelebishene tse ka khahloang ho so bontša kae kapa kae lefatšeng, ’moho le ho se rekisetsa sechaba.

 

Adv Letuka Molati o lokolotsoe ntlokholo ea sepolesa sa Lesotho

 Adv Letuka Molati oa Maseru o lokolotsoe litlamong kamor’a ho tšoaroa ke ntlokholo ea sepolesa shoalaneng ea kajeno, malebana le litaba tsee a neng a ile a li ngolla Mookameli oa sepolesa sa Lesotho, ka ho nyamela ha ’Makarabo Mojakhomo, ea neng a nyamelle matsohong a ntlokholo ea sepolesa.

 Nakong ea ho tšoaroa ha hae, akhente e sebetsang le eena e re mapolesa a ile a hanela lelapa, bafuputsi le liakhente ho ’mona, le ho fumana mabaka a ho tšoaroa ha hae. ’Muelli Qhalehang Letsika eena o ne a se a le tselang e eang Lekhotleng le Phahameng ho ea etsa kopo ea Habeas Corpus.

 Lehakoe la Litaba lona le ne le se le fetiselitse tsoaro ena Amnesty International, ha bohanyetsi bo hlalosoa bo ile ba e tsebisa Sadc. Litaba tsena li tlile moeeng Molati a e-s’o fumanehe bakeng sa ho fana ka lehlakore la hae la litaba. Phala ea Sepolesa sa Lesotho eona e itse ha e tsebe letho ka ho tšoaroa ha Adv Molati. RK.

 

 

 

 

DCP Keketso Monaheng o re o ntse a tsitsitse mosebetsing oa hae

Lesotho—DCP Keketso Monaheng oa sepolesa sa Lesotho o re ha se ’nete hore o ngotse lengolo la boitokollo mojarong oa bopolesa, o bile o re na a ka ikhirolla joang a se a saletsoe ke nako e fokolang ka har’a sona.

O be a araba potso ea Lehakoe la Litaba le neng le utloile ka marang-rang hore o itokollotse mosebetsing kamor’a ho senoloa ke se-ea-le-moea sa Maseru se re o sebelisitse lichelete tsa sepolesa ka bohlasoa. O re le eona taba eno ea hore o bile bohlasoa licheleteng tsa sepolesa, ke leshano le se nang litsoako.

A buisana le lehakoe la Litaba la MOAFRIKA ka mohala, hoseng ha Labobeli lena, o bile a hlalosa hore ha se motšoari oa lichelete tsa sepolesa, ka lebaka leo, ha ho ka moo a ka li sebelisang hantle kapa hampe ka teng. RK.

Ntsibolane o re matichere ha e e-s’o e etse qeto malebana le ho kopa thuso ea bohanyetsi

Lesotho—Monghali Letsatsi Ntsibolane oa mekhatlo ea matichere, e simollang seteraeke ka Labone lena, se qhobe ho ea kena ka Labobeli oa Loetse ea monongoaha ha e-s’o buisane ka ho isa lillo tsa matichere ho boetellipele ba bohanyetsi ba Lesotho ho ea kopa tlatsetso ea bona.

A bua lepholeng la lepe la beke ena, Ntsibolane o itse eena e le motho, o bona taba eo e keke ea loka hobane Basotho ha ba e-s’o hole ho lekana ho kopanela bothata ka tsela eo, ba ka tloha ba rehelloa.

Potso ena e botsuoe kamor’a hore ho utloahale hore matichere a Butha Buthe, kopanong ea ’ona ea beke e fetileng a ilea lumellana hore a se lumelle bohanyetsi ho kena khang ea ’ona.

Maikutlko a Mohlomphehi e Moholo ea ileng a qholotsoa ke polelo eo, e bile hore matichere le bohle ba lokela ho tseba hore Ofisi ea Moetellipele oa Bohanyetsi kea molao joalo ka ea tonakholo, ’me mosebetsi oa eona ke ho lula e itlhophetse ho nka botonakholo neng kapa neng, ka lebaka leo, ho molemong oa matichere le balli bohle ho etsa hore ofisi eo e be sehlohlolong sa boitseko ba bona.

Ho seng joalo, Mohlophisi o re taba ena e tla khannela moo batho ba bang ba ka nkang matichere a loana a loana ntoa ea lipolotiki ka bohlale, a loanela toala khahlanong le Pele, etsoe monghali Motlalentoa Letsosa a re matichere a ne a hane ho thusoa ke ofisi ea hae ea botona, ho ka tiisang maikutlo a reng matichere ke bapolotiki ba ipalelitseng ka mabolakeboroto.

Ntle le moo, ho hlake hore seteraeke sa matichere ke tlhokofatso ea batsoali bao bana ba bona ba sa rutoeng empa ba lefile likolofisi tsena tse fumaneloang sepeng la ntja, bao batsoali ba bona e leng bakhethi le bapolotiki ka ho fapakana ha mekha. RK.

Moseneke o kopana le Metsing ka Labobeli lena Pitoria

Lesotho—Justice Likhang Moseneke o tla kopana le moetellipele oa Nonyana e Kholo ka Labobeli lena, Pitoria, Afrika Boroa ho utloa lehlakore la hae malebana le se lokelang ho etsoa hore a tle a qetelle a tlile hae ho tla kenela lipuisano tsa tlhophobocha ea litaba tsa Lesotho.

A bua ka mohala le Manonyana, sebokeng se neng se buletsoe sechaba sohle, Mahobong, mafelong a beke e fetileng, monghali Mothejoa Metsing o bile a re ha a na ho ikamahanya le bosoasoi ba tonakholo ea Lesotho, ba hore a tle Maseru, kopanong ea bona ea metsotso e leshome le metso e mehlano ka letsatsi lapele la Phato ena.

Ho sa le joalo, Mohlomphehi Mohlophisi e Moholo o re haele mona Justice Moseneke a bonahale a tšoere thifa tjena, a sa tantšetsa katara ea ’muso joalo ka Matonto, ho tla nepahala hore a hapelle liakhente tse kholo lethathamong la hae la bao a lokelang ho teana le bona tokisetsong ea ’moka oa sechaba oa tlhopho-bocha.

Mohlomphehi Mohlophisi e Moholo o re banna bao, Zwelakhe Mda, Motiea Teele, Karabo Mohau le Qhalehang Letsika, ke bona ba ka thusang Moseneke ho utloisisa bothata ba litaba tsa Lesotho ka ha e le bona ba tšoereng tau ka litlena ba buella boholo ba mapolesa le masole a qosoang sepolotiki ’moho le Moahloli e Moholo, ’me ba se ba ’nile ba tabanya ’muso ka linyeoe tsena tsa sepolotiki.

Ho feta moo, o re Justice Moseneke o tla fumana hore balateli ba ’muso, ke ho lemoha matla a Adv Zwelakhe Mda, KC ntoeng ena ea ho tsekella puso e ntle Lesotho, ba ile ba senya ofisi ea hae ea boakhente ka liqhomane, ’me ho fihlela lena le holimo, ’muso ka mapolesa a oona ha a eso etse letho ho fumana linokoane tseo mohlala oa tsona o bonahalang kahar’a oona. RK.

 

 

 

 

 

New chairman of SCCA address to the summit

Welcome remarks by ‘MaEsaea Thabane, wife of Lesotho’s PM to the cervical and breast cancer in Maseru, Lesotho that end today, Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Dear Delegates,

It is with outmost pleasure that I invite you to the 12th “Stop Cervical Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa” Conference which my country, Lesotho is privileged to host. This conference which is organised in partnership with the Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation will take place from 22nd – 25th July 2018 at ‘Manthabiseng Convention Center in Maseru – Lesotho.  Expected are Speakers of African parliaments, Heads of State and Government, African First Ladies, Speakers of African Parliaments, Ministers, leaders of cancer research institutions and hospitals, scientists, heads of UN agencies, other International Organisations, civil society and private sector representatives as well as cancer survivors from all corners of the world will gather in Maseru to deliberate on the strategies to Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa.

Cancers are causing more than 8million deaths annually it kills more people than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Recognising that cancer is no longer only the problem of the developed world; African countries need to invest significantly in making cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment facilities and services available for their population.   Most importantly we need to work relentlessly towards creating awareness among our people so that the effort to provide adequate medical services is backed with effective preventive measures as well as early diagnosis and treatment which factors significantly in reducing the number of deaths caused by cancer.

My country took the challenges posed by the growing burden of cancer very seriously and started taking concrete measures under a harmonised national framework led by Ministry of Health. The establishment of the National Cancer Control Steering Committee, the UP COMING launch of our National Cancer Control Plan as well as our achievement in making cervical cancer screening and treatment services available in all health centres in the country are among the concrete steps we have taken.  We are also in the process of establishing National Cancer treatment Centre in Maseru.

This conference is a platform where a wider range of stakeholders actively involved in cancer prevention and control will come together to reflect on the success Africa has achieved and the challenges faced in the prevention and control of   cervical, breast and prostate cancer over the past decade. In addition to showcasing and providing updates on the latest developments made in cancer prevention and control worldwide the conference is also a unique opportunity of experience and knowledge exchange for leaders, professionals, policymakers, researchers and all stakeholders operating in the field.

Once again, I cordially invite you to take part in this important gathering which is also a celebration of the important steps that Africa is taking to stop cancer in the African continent. Please join the effort of galvanising global support and funding for cervical, breast and prostate cancer prevention and control in Africa. By doing so, you will be making a meaningful contribution to saving lives and reviving the hopes of millions of women, men and children who are in a daunting battle with this disease.

I hope to see you this July in Maseru. And of course, I warmly invite you to explore my country, the Kingdom in the Sky also known as the Switzerland of Africa and enjoy the hospitality of Basotho here in the Mountain Kingdom.

Thank you.

 

MANHUNT FOR MOCHOLOKO HOATITI

The police are on a manhunt for the writer of an online newspaper called Hoatiti News.

The search for the writer of this page began immediately after publishing the corruption scandal involving Honorable Thesele ‘Maseribane and one Aaron Banks from the UK.

A task force was set up yesterday and suspects are been profiled. They will begin to be called this afternoon to appear at various police holdings.

It is suspected that Hoatiti is also the administrator of a group called countdown to elections 2018 to 2023. Hoatiti is linked with the Congress parties and is believed to have strong networks of informers.

The police are aware that Hoatiti is likely to break another story that implicates the prime minister and some of his family members in the scandal.

The police basically want to silence Hoatiti because he is talking matters that they claim are sensitive to the national security.

Commissioner Holomo Molobeli was summoned to the state house yesterday to be instructed to set up the team under DCP Paseka Mokete and likely to be led by ACP Lebajoa.

The matter is already receiving international attention as it is not clear how exposing corruption is becoming a sensitive national security matter.

Mojakhomo family disapproves the 12th SCCA Summit

Lesotho—The family of one Mrs ’Makarabo Mojakhomo, has written to Mrs Neo Jane Masisi, wife of the President of Botwana, one of the attendants of the 12th SCCA summit in Maseru, Lesotho this week, expressing their disappointment, that she and other African first Ladies deemed it fit to attend the summit which conferred the chairmanship of the esteemed cancer organisation on Mrs ’MaEsaea Thabane, the wife of the prime minister of Lesotho.

The letter is based on their sister and next of kin’s disappearance in the hands of Lesotho police on the day she was to be taken to a magistrate court, allegedly for having defrauded the Trust Fund of the kingdom’s First Lady.

The family letter says: “Mrs Thabane has one of her employees, ’Makarabo Mojakhomo, whom she opened a fraud case against, and was detained by the police at Police Headquarters, but disappeared from custody and has never been seen to date.

“The family applied for Habeas Corpus with the High Court where Mrs Thabane has been subpoenaed to appear; but on two occasions when she was expected to appear has failed; providing vague reasons. This gives us as the family the impression that she does not take this matter seriously, but importantly Mrs ’MaEsaea Thabane does not take women issues at heart.”

They have as a result, appealed to Mrs Masisi and all first ladies of Africa to take this matter with the government of Lesotho, during their stay in the kingdom. RK.

 

A chaotic Breast Cancer summit in Lesotho

Lesotho—A conference that was touted to be first of its kind in the Kingdom of Lesotho, t which wives of African presidents would sit and deliberate on how best to assist their presidents and governments in the fight against breast cancer, failed to reach its climax, instead, it became an opportunity for local opposition activists to take their fight beyond the borders of their enclaved kingdom.

The most glaring failure of the 12th SCCA summit in Maseru, was the absence of the wife of the South African president, the only neighbour to Lesotho.

A traditional welcome reception did not materialise over two nights, running. The groups that were scheduled to perform just didn’t show up at the venue. No reason were given for their snub.

The first day of the summit (Monday) was the most chaotic. Women members of parliament, in the opposition walked out in defiance as the Mrs ‘MaEsaea Thabane, the wife of Mr Motsoahae Thabane, the prime minister of Lesotho was invited to the podium to receive the leadership of the 12th SCCA.

On their way back to the conference hall, three opposition women MPs were stopped and searched in the body by police at the main entrance. One of the MPs, ‘Maeketsang ‘Molotsi who happens to be the leader of her party’s women’s league was taken to a closet where she alleges: “I was humiliated by two police officers who stripped me naked and searched me all over the body.” She says they did not tell her what they were looking for. “I have already briefed my legal counsel,” said she.

The incident went viral; members of the women caucus in parliament, across the political divide, took the matter up with the minister of police Mrs ‘Mampho Mokhele, MP and asked her to ensure that the officers are severely reprimanded for their unholy act.

At their press conference, today, which coincided with the official closing of the summit, the protestors said the conference has worked to their advantage. They are encouraged to take their fight to higher levels. RK.