Lesotho Constitutional Court to hear chieftainship case tomorrow

26 August, 2012

On Monday and Tuesday, the Lesotho Constitutional Court will hear arguments in Masupha v Senior Resident Magistrate for the Subordinate Court of Berea and Others, a case challenging legislation providing only for male succession to chieftainship. As followers of the case will remember, the case was postponed earlier this year and the Constitutional Court consolidated two matters: the first one, a case filed in the Lesotho Magistrate Court between the son of Principal Chief Masupha and his second wife, and Principal Chief Masupha’s younger brother; and the second case, a constitutional challenge filed by Senate Masupha, the first-born daughter and only child of Principal Chief Masupha and his first wife. Both cases will be heard on Monday and Tuesday and arguments will begin at 9:30am.

You can follow live updates from the arguments on SALC’s twitter feed (@Follow_SALC).

For further background on the case, click here.