Led by Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) ’Maseforo Mahase to take an oath of office, Dr Onkemetse Bashi Tshosa and Justice Kabelo Kenneth Lebotse swore that they would administer justice to all persons alike without fear, favour and prejudice according to the laws of Lesotho.
In her welcome remarks, Justice Mahase expressed her delight at the arrival of the two jurists, saying they had long been awaited. She explained that their appointment was never easy as several challenges were encountered along the way. She was however, quick to note that Basotho were a peace loving nation that would embrace their presence in their country until their 18-month project to assist the Lesotho High Court with a backlog of cases especially the high profile ones came to an end.
Sharing similar sentiments, Jusitce Sakoane Sakoane was hopeful the two foreign judges’ presence in Lesotho would be fruitful to all local Judges through, among others, exchanging of ideas on how to deal with matters, especially the sensitive ones. Justice Sakoane was further hopeful that Dr Tshosa and Justice Lebotse would not only deal with high profile criminal cases but would also extend a helping hand in taking care of constitutional cases as well.
New foreign judges sworn-in
Aug. 8, 2019 2 min read
MASERU - Two Judges from the Republic of Botswana were on Monday sworn-in as Lesotho’s High Court Judges at the Palace of Justice during the occasion that happened on Monday at the High Court premises.