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'Lesotho Times' editor critical after being shot

Mutungamiri was shot early yesterday morning as he parked his car after returning from work.

Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The editor of the Lesotho Times and Sunday Express Lloyd Mutungamiri has been shot and critically injured at his home in the capital of Maseru.

Mutungamiri was shot early yesterday morning as he parked his car after returning from work.

This shooting is the culmination of what has been a few tough weeks for the company, which has faced serious hostility from government, after accusing the president of being too critical of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili.

Mutungamiri was initially picked up for interrogation by police last month after the Lesotho Times published two reports said to have defamed the commander of the defence force.

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