Chief ’Matsapane Tsapane alleges that when Mahloli Cheba drafted the said will in 1988, he intended to unlawfully succeed her late mother-in-law, Chief ’Maseoli Tsapane who passed on in 1999, aged 95.
The matter which was before High Court judge Justice Moroke Mokhesi on September 10 is scheduled to continue on October 27.
In her court papers, Tsapane alleges that at the time Cheba wrote the illegal will, he took advantage of the late chief who was already too old to make sound decisions.
She said Chief Tsapane was forced to relocate from Ha Tsapane to Ha Matala in Maseru to make room for the construction of the Mohale dam under the Lesotho Highland Water Project (LHWP).
She told the court that Chaba stayed with the late chief in Ha Matala.
Tsapane’s lawyer King’s Counsel Salemane Phafane in his submission argued that the signature reflecting on the will did not belong to the late chief.