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Thabane urged to embrace opposition

KANANELO BOLOETSE

MASERU – Lesotho’s creaking democratic foundation can only be reinforced if government works closely with opposition parties, Botswana’s new leader, President Mokgwetsi Masisi said this week.

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Opposition upbeat as SADC sets ‘ultimatum’

BONGIWE ZIHLANGU

MASERU – Leader of the opposition Mathibeli Mokhothu is elated by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) “ultimatum” imposed on Lesotho enjoining government to complete impending constitutional and security reforms by May 2019.

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Metsing being used as bargaining chip: analysts

BONGIWE ZIHLANGU

MASERU - Self-exiled Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) Mothetjoa Metsing’s status should not be used as a bargaining chip by the opposition, to force government to drop its request for his extradition to Lesotho, in favour of an unconditional and safe return, if they are to participate in impending national reforms, analysts say.

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Opinion divided over use of foreign judges

RAY MUNGOSHI

MASERU – The latest episode in Lesotho’s inflexible squabbling exploded into open warfare again last week when soldiers facing a range of egregious charges vowed to scuttle a government plan to bring foreign judges to preside over their cases.

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Govt’s bid to extradite Metsing stalls talks

BONGIWE ZIHLANGU

MASERU – Communications minister Thesele Maseribane has expressed disappointment with opposition’s fresh demand for government to shelve its bid to extradite LCD leader Mothetjoa Metsing as a pre-condition for reforms talks to continue.

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Chafotsa lashes out at Litjobo

BONGIWE ZIHLANGU

MASERU – The Alliance for Democrats seems to be at war with itself and hardly a day passes by without top officials publicly slinging mud at each other.