Lesoto, Leshoto Times, Inglês
2024-06-21 11:42:25
443 Moroke Sekoboto  THE Revenue Services Lesotho (RSL) has partnered with the Agents of Foreign Firms Association of Lesotho (AFFAL) to try and enhance compliance by its members with the RSL’s revenue collection systems.  The AFFAL represents foreign companies which do business in Lesotho.  It helps them with border clearance and customs compliance issues.  The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday at the RSL Headquarters, at the Government Complex, in Maseru to ensure that foreign firms comply with their tax payment obligations.  In her address, RSL Commissioner General, ‘Mathabo Mokoko, said the collaborative effort was also aimed at creating a cohesive framework that enhances regulatory compliance, promote transparency, and foster a fair business environment.  The signing of the MoU marked a turning point in their collective journey towards fostering a more transparent, efficient, and compliant business environment in Lesotho.  “Our collaboration is rooted in the shared vision...
Lesoto, Leshoto Times, Inglês
2024-06-21 03:13:20
312 Mathatisi Sebusi  MASERU Central Correctional Institution (MCCI) second-in-command, Senior Superintendent Leluma Mahlelebe, was this week compelled to identify officers implicated in the torture of inmates in December last year.  He identified them after he had been warned that he risked a six-month imprisonment term and a M500 fine if he did not do so.  The ultimatum was issued by Justice Kealeboha Mathaba, chairperson of the commission of inquiry investigating the escape and subsequent torture of inmates following a December 21, 2023, prison break.  Justice Mathaba did so after SSP Mahlelebe sought to be excused from identifying and mentioning names of officers who were present on the day, and those who played a direct part in the torture of the two inmates following their recapture.  He had been asked to identify the torturers of Seboka Motumi and Bokang Tsoako, which resulted in the latter’s death. Failure to cooperate with the commission,...
Lesoto, Leshoto Times, Inglês
2024-06-20 18:43:12
82 …says he was forced to lie to magistrate  Moorosi Tsiane  CAPTAIN (Capt) Mahlehle Moeletsi, one of the soldiers charged with the May 2017 murder of three civilians, broke into tears in court on Monday as he summersaulted on a confession he made before Resident Magistrate Peete Molapo on 25 September 2017.  Capt Moeletsi took the stand as the defence witness in a trial within a trial intended to test the admissibility of evidence in which he and his alleged accomplices pointed the spot at which they dumped the bodies of Lekhoele Noko, Molise Pakela and Khothatso Makibinyane. It is the state’s case that they strangled the three and threw their bodies into the Mohale Dam.  He is charged alongside the former Military Intelligence boss Brigadier Rapele Mphaki, Major Pitso Ramoepane, Sergeant Lekhooa Moepi, Lance Corporal Mahlomola Makhoali, Privates Nthatakane Motanyane, Motšoane Machai, Tieho Tikiso, Liphapang Sefako and Nemase Faso.  Capt Moeletsi told Justice Moroke Mokhesi that police officers tortured...
Lesoto, Leshoto Times, Inglês
2024-06-19 12:42:48
886 …as commissioners remain unpaid  …more time needed to complete probe  Mathatisi Sebusi  THE government has to date not been able to pay members of the Commission of Inquiry investigating the December 2023 escape and torture of inmates at Maseru Central Correctional Institution (MCCI), allegedly by Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) recruits.  The three commissioners have not been paid for the duration of the Commission’s tenure which lapsed last Wednesday.  The Commission started work on the 5th of April 2024 and was given two months to complete its work and submit a report to Prime Minister Sam Matekane. But that time has lapsed before it could finish its work.  The Commission comprises the trio of High Court Judge, Justice Realeboha Mathaba (chairman), former Deputy Prime Minister and retired lawyer Adv Kelebone Maope KC and former LCS Commissioner Mojalefa Thulo.  As per Legal Notice No. 26 of 2024 titled Commission of Inquiry into the Escape of...
Lesoto, Leshoto Times, Inglês
2024-06-19 00:30:46
1K Mathatisi Sebusi  THE government has been criticized for not doing enough to address increasing famo related murders across the country.  The recent outlawing of famo groups was not enough to end their reign of terror across the country.  Instead, the chairperson of the Social Cluster Portfolio Committee, Mokhothu Makhalanyane, who is also the ruling Revolution For Prosperity (RFP) legislator for Mokhethoaneng constituency, has echoed calls by deputy army commander, Matela Matobakele, for a state of emergency to end crimes by the famo gangs.  Mr Makhalanyane told the Lesotho Times this week that a state of emergency could be the required solution to empower law enforcement agencies to sweep out the famo gangs.  He said the gazette which was issued by the Minister of Local Government, Chieftainship, Home Affairs and Police, Lebona Lephema, on 10 May 2024, banning the famo gangs was not enough to rein them in.  Mr Makhalanyane encouraged the government to declare a state of emergency for a designated period to enable law enforcement...
Lesoto, Leshoto Times, Inglês
2024-06-18 13:00:16
841 …as two more famo gang members are shot dead at border  Moroke Sekoboto  THE Lesotho Mounted Police (LMPS) have launched a manhunt for famo gang leader, Tšepiso ‘Mosotho’ Malora.  Mosotho, the leader of the outlawed Terene ea Mokata-Lirope gang, has emerged as a prime suspect in the vicious murders of five family members, including a pregnant wife of a rival gang leader, Khalane “Madan” Nalane, who were shot dead on 20 April 2024 in Fobane, Leribe.  Seemingly, Mosotho uses two surnames as he is also known as a Radebe.  He is wanted alongside his gang members; Lehlohonolo ‘Litsebe’ Tumo from Liphakoeng, Leribe, and Mohau ‘Carvela’ Mohohlo of Mapoteng, Berea.  The LMPS issued a notice yesterday calling on the public to help locate the three suspects.  LMPS deputy spokesperson, Inspector ‘Mareabetsoe Mofoka, told the Lesotho Times yesterday that the trio was wanted by the Peka police in relation to the Fobane murders.  “These people are wanted...
Lesoto, Leshoto Times, Inglês
2024-06-18 02:38:04
463 …issues code of conduct for judges  …they must now issue judgments within 90 days  Moorosi Tsiane  CHIEF Justice Sakoane Sakoane has answered the nation’s cries for more efficiency in the judiciary.  He has gazetted a new Code of Ethics regulating the manner in which judges are to conduct themselves.  Apart from outlining the principles that judges must conform to when performing their duties, they are now required to deliver judgements within three months after hearing cases.  The move comes as a relief to a nation that had become weary of judges that take long to issue full judgments, if at all.   Even appeal court judges had complained they were being harm-strung by having to hear appeal cases without full written judgments from the High Court.  Chief Justice Sakoane’s 31 May 2024 gazette dubbed Code of Ethics for Judges 2024, which he penned in his capacity as chairman of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), will...
Lesoto, Sunday Express, Inglês
2024-06-17 16:56:54
259   OPERATIONS at the Sani Border Post in the Mokhotlong district are set to improve for the better, the Road Fund has said.  This following the recent testing, handing over and launching of a newly constructed Solar Power Plant.  The Sani Border Solar Power Plant was handed over to the Road Fund by the Contractor, following its construction, completion, and testing. Processes which confirmed its readiness to start supplying the Border Post with electrical power.  Speaking at the occasion, the Road Fund Chief Executive Officer, Nkekeletse Makara, said the electrical power to be generated by the Plant would be utilised by all Border Agencies to execute their day-to-day operations.  Mr Makara said the electrical power would facilitate automation of the Toll Gate Fees revenue collection processes, which has been completely manual.   “Our toll revenue collection system has been installed and is ready to go live with the availability of...
Lesoto, Leshoto Times, Inglês
2024-06-17 16:55:48
173 …exhorts the nation to work together to fight escalating crime  …vows to act professionally always  ….and never be subservient to whims of politics  NEWLY appointed Commissioner of Police, Borotho Matsoso, has spoken to the national masthead, the Lesotho Times, in his first media interview since his appointment by Prime Minister Sam Matekane last month.    Advocate Matsoso promises to do his best to combat spiralling crime. But he also emphasizes the need for the nation to work together to curb the scourge. More importantly, the police service needs to be adequately resourced to implement its mandate. Without adequate resources, the police are harm-strung in executing proper investigations raising the spectre of them engaging in unorthodox methods to try and extract confessions, even though that is wrong.     Interviewed at his official suite at the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) headquarters this week, Adv Matsoso also conceded that oftentimes security chiefs...
Lesoto, Sunday Express, Inglês
2024-06-17 04:30:57
475 Leemisa Thuseho  Vodacom Premier League (VPL) 2023/24 season champions, Lioli,?have released three of their players.  The three are star defender Tieho Ntulo, forward Sello Sekike and midfielder Kabelo Tšepe.  Lioli announced their departure last week.  The team said the players’ contracts had expired, and it had no intention to keep them.  “The following players: Tieho Ntulo, Sello Sekike and Kabelo Ts’epe have been released from Lioli FC,” the team announced.  It is nonetheless shocking that top defender,?Ntulo, has also been shown the door.  Ntulo is one of the most admired defenders in the country and a Lioli fan favourite.  Since joining the team from Galaxy FC in 2019, Ntulo had emerged?a formidable pillar in Lioli’s defense. In early 2020 he received his first senior national team, Likuena, call-up under former coach Thabo Senong.  The former under-20 national team, Makoanyane XI, player continued to showcase his exceptional skills throughout the...
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