Maseru, Nov.17— The Court of Appeal has on Friday in a case in which 77 former employees of National Security Service (NSS) who were dismissed from work in 2018, were challenging a decision of the High Court, ruled that the High Court has jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
The appellants had initially approached the High Court challenging their dismissal. The same Court through Retired Justice Semapo Peete in 2019 ruled in their favour indicating that the Director General NSS acted unlawfully when he fired them.
The matter went on appeal and the Court of Appeal directed that it be remitted to the High Court to be heard by a different judge. It was heard by Justice Keketso Moahloli in 2020. Judgment was delivered in August 2022 and the Court held that it did not have jurisdiction to entertain the matter. . .