March 24, 2020


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Parties ordered to file court papers

Parties ordered to file court papers

Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane

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MASERU – The Constitutional Court has ordered parties in a matter in which the prime minister is being challenged for proroguing parliament to file their papers so that the case could be argued next week Friday.

Justice Moroke Mokhesi had earlier suggested that a directive be made so that the entire case could be heard instead of arguing it in piece meals.

The applicants in the matter include All Basotho Convention (ABC), Basotho National Party (BNP), Dr Nthabiseng Makoae along with ’Matšepo Molise-Ramakoae, ’Matebatso Doti, Lepota Sekola and Kemiso Mosenene.

They seek an interim relief to the stay Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane’s decision to prorogue parliament.

They also want the decision to be reviewed, corrected and set aside.

Parties ordered to file court papers

One of the applicants 'Matebatso Doti

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They further asked the court to declare the Thabane as no longer fit to hold office, hence they requested the King to urgently dismiss him and appoint a new prime minister.

The applicants are represented by Advocates Monaheng Rasekoai, Christopher Lephuthing and Koili Ndebele while King’s Counsel Motiea Teele appears for the respondents.


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