(June 6, 2002) The former chief executive of a water board has been jailed for 18 years for corruption, making him the first official in the southern African country to be punished for taking bribes from multinational companies.
(June 6, 2002) The thing about corruption that really sticks in one’s throat is the arrogant self-righteousness of those, convicted of corrupt activity, who unashamedly deny they have engaged in criminal conduct.
(June 6, 2002) Acres International Ltd., one of Canada’s best-known engineering firms, says it believes it will be acquitted of bribery in the African kingdom of Lesotho even though the official it is accused of bribing was convicted.
(June 5, 2002) Masupha Sole was pushed into Lesotho High Court in a wheelchair yesterday to hear himself sentenced to 18 years in prison for taking bribes from foreign contractors.
(june 4, 2002) Masupha Sole, the former chief executive of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, has been sentenced to a total of 57 years in prison, of which he will serve 18. This follows his conviction in May on 13 counts of bribery and fraud in the Lesotho High Court.
(June 4, 2002) The former chief executive of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, Masupha Sole, was sentenced to 18 years in prison by the Lesotho High Court for taking bribes from international firms.
(May 27, 2002) Acres International Ltd., one of the great names in Canadian engineering, is nearing the end of a criminal trial in an impoverished African kingdom on charges that could stain its reputation and show the risks of using far-off agents.
(May 24, 2002) Punishing these companies’ agents instead of the companies themselves is a scandalously weak approach to combating corruption on its projects.
(May 22, 2002) South African Water Affairs Minister Ronnie Kasrils has commended the Lesotho government in a letter for its resolve to fight corruption and prosecute, at considerable cost, those involved.
(May 22, 2002) Former Lesotho Highlands Development Authority chief executive was found guilty of accepting bribes from international consultants and contractors from the U.S., Britain, Canada, France, Germany to grant them lucrative contracts in the giant project.
(May 22, 2002) The Lesotho High Court yesterday found Masupha Sole guilty of bribery associated with a World Bank-financed project to supply South Africa with water.
(May 21, 2002) Former chief executive of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority was convicted yesterday of accepting bribes from some of the world’s best-known contractors including Acres International. A case is currently proceeding against Acres.
(May 21, 2002) Dam project chief given millions to place contracts companies gave millions to dam project official.
(May 21, 2002) Canadian company, Acres, denied links to bribery scandal.
(May 21, 2002) The former chief executive of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, Masupha Sole, convicted in the multi-million rand bribery trial linked to the massive Lesotho Highlands Water Project, has been remanded in custody at a Maseru Hospital.