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COURT HAS JURISDICTION TO ENTERTAIN CASE-LAWYER

Maseru, Nov.01 — A lawyer representing the applicant in a Constitutional Case in which a Member of Parliament for Thaba Moea Constituency No. 73, Mr. Lejone Puseletso is challenging a motion of no confidence in the Government of Lesotho, Advocate Motiea Teele (KC) says the Court has jurisdiction to entertain the case. 

This he said on Wednesday when arguing the issue of jurisdiction which has been challenged by the respondents in the matter. 

He stated that the Court has unlimited jurisdiction as provided for under the High Court Rules. He indicated that the unlimited jurisdiction that the court possesses does not go away merely because Constitutional Litigation Rules are being invoked. 

Adv. Teele pointed out that section 22 of the Constitution provides for rights-based review adding that it confers jurisdiction for rights-based matters. He emphasised that the court has powers to interpret the Constitution which is the supreme law. He added that it can determine whether the 9th amendment by the parliament is consistent with the Constitution. He said the Court is entitled to examine the procedurality of the amendment. . .

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