Farmer Suicide, Depression Rates Rise Amid Lesotho Mohair Crisis

Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso has said the government should end its politicisation of the country's wool and mohair trade crisis. Prince Seeiso made the comments out of concern for the mental health of the nation's farmers, many of whom killed themselves over what they described as "oppressive" wool and mohair regulations introduced by the government.

Lesotho mountain village (file photo).

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    Lesotho Times, 2 May 2019

    THE Minister of Small Businesses, Cooperatives and Marketing, Chalane Phori, has vowed that no wool or mohair will cross the border without a permit from his ministry. Read more »

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    Lesotho Times, 17 April 2019

    THE Ministry of Small Businesses, Cooperatives and Marketing will today launch a High Court application to prevent wool and mohair farmers from selling their produce from South… Read more »

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    Daily Maverick, 11 October 2018

    A spiralling war between the Lesotho government and the country's 37,000 wool and mohair farmers took an alarming new turn last week with the arrest of their association's… Read more »

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