Land Rights Hurdle Remain for Women

From PublicEyeNews.com

MATHATISI SEBUSI

MASERU –

Being widowed at 25 is not necessarily Lineo Mokhethi’s greatest worry.

But the thought of failing to build a home for her only son because the site her late husband left her is still embroiled in an unrelenting court case that has practically left her almost penniless, horrifies her.

Lineo Mokhethi has been working in the textile factories since her husband passed away two years ago.

When her husband died mid-2016, the couple had just bought a site and was planning to build a home as soon as their finances allowed.

But their plans were derailed when the husband, who was the sole breadwinner in the family, suddenly passed on after a short illness.

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