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February 26, 2024
High Court

LAWYERS TAKE STAND IN OWN DEFENCE 

Maseru, Jan.22 — Advocates Mosoenyane Masiphole and Tsebiso Fuma against whom a warrant of arrest was on Friday issued by the High Court have on Monday taken the stand to show cause why they cannot be punished. 

The court had on Wednesday last week in a case in which some army members are accused of killing three men at Mafeteng in 2012, directed that the case be postponed to Friday last week. It had also directed that it be served with return of service for remaining witnesses in the matter. It had also directed that it be further provided with medical records for Advocate Masiphole who was reportedly ill. 

However, there was no appearance for the prosecution on Friday. Neither were the return of service and medical record as previously requested by the Court. The court then issued the warrant of arrest and Adv. Fuma, a lawyer from the Law Office, was included in it because he had on Wednesday, when the order was made, appeared on behalf of Adv. Masiphole who is a private lawyer given a brief by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to prosecute the matter. . .

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