The human rights advocacy association has also slammed the Lesotho government along with the retired South African deputy Chief Justice for “frustrating the legal processes” in the murder cases of among others, the late army chief, Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, Police Sub-Inspector Mokheseng Ramahloko and Police Constable Mokalekale Khetheng.
The body also shows that the murders of the above mentioned are the primary reasons behind the political instability prevailing in Lesotho.
“We have entered this phase in the relentless roll of the wheel of justice, owing to a collective push of the citizens of good conscience, in the midst of a furious assault from some dubious forces led by South Africa's retired deputy Chief Justice and SADC Facilitator's representative, Judge Dikgang Moseneke to frustrate and throttle this process, in the name of finding a lasting peace for our long suffering nation.
“In a clear breach of his explicit mandate to ensure prompt, transparent and seamless implementation of the SADC decisions for prosecution of theses cases and comprehensive national reforms, by his own admission, Justice Moseneke has held no fewer than four meetings with representatives of the government and written at least two unusually scathing letters to government and SADC in spirited efforts to dissolve these cases, over the five months leading to April 2021.
“The tabling of the deceptively named bill for a National Peace and Unity Commission to replace the courts in handling these cases is clearly the fruit of such arm-twisting encounters and a last ditch attempt to fish these suspects out of the pool of charges they are facing, under the excuse that these threaten Reforms and national peace, while this is done despite the fact that these cases have been on track for nearly four years in the atmosphere of uninterrupted national peace and the smoothly proceeding reforms,” the association says in a statement released this week.