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Kamoli to stay behind bars during reforms

KANANELO BOLOETSE

MASERU – Former army chief Tlali Kamoli will not benefit from any stay on prosecutions of exiled opposition leaders government is contemplating as it seeks ways to break a political standoff that has stalled national reforms.

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Expelled Leuta cleared to rejoin BNP

BONGIWE ZIHLANGU

MASERU – Former Basotho National Party (BNP) Secretary-General Lesojane Leuta, who was expelled from the party in June 2016, is free to re-join the party after the feuding sides reached an out-of-court settlement.

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Ramaphosa visit postponed

BONGIWE ZHLANGU

MASERU – SADC point man to Lesotho South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to the country was called off at the eleventh hour yesterday because Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is attending a cancer awareness campaign in Matsieng.

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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.