Politicians' Treason Trial Fails to Take Off in Lesotho

The treason trial of politicians, Mothetjoa Metsing and Selibe Mochoboroane, has failed to take off again after the Constitutional Court failed to deliver judgement in the duo's application to stop the trial from proceeding. Now the court must first deliver judgment in a separate case in which the two politicians argue that they cannot be tried for treason because of an October 2018 government-opposition agreement between then prime minister Thomas Thabane's government and the opposition. The deal purportedly cancelled all trials of Metsing, Mochoboroane, and other opposition figures until after the implementation of the multi-sector reforms recommended by SADC in 2016. The reforms have been dragging and several deadlines for their completion have been missed.


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