Sunday, 2 October 2011

More radio drama in Lesotho

Lesotho held local government elections on Saturday. Delays were experienced in many places because ballot papers were delivered late. Some areas had to move voting to Sunday because ballots only arrived after 6pm. The biggest story of the day, however, was the unexplained and unexpected loss of signal by the country's three private radio stations just as the first preliminary results were due to be announced. The private stations broadcast through the state transmitters and there are fears that the cut-off might have been intentional. State radio continued to broadcast. Results are expected late Sunday and the new opposition party, the All Basotho Convention, is likely to win cities, with the ruling party retaining control in rural areas.

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