CIV/T/39/95 IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO
In the matter between:
SKOLIZA CHAMBO PLAINTIFF
OOANE LEBELLO DEFENDANT
Delivered by the Honourable Mr. Justice G.N. Mofolo,
Acting Judge, on the 15th day of September, 1995.
In this matter the plaintiff issued summons in which he
claimed against the defendant the sum of M65,000 made up of:
(i) 50 herd of sheep worth M800-00 each, their wool and
the offsprings M200-00;
(ii) 15 herd of goats worth M700-00 each their mohair
and the offspring M300-00;
(iii) interest thereof at the rate of 11% per annum:
(iv) costs of suit and (v) further and/or alternative relief.
On 28th February. 1995 Notice of Appearance to Defend
was lodged by Adv. Putsoane (instructed by Messrs S.N. Peete 6 Co.).
On 28th April, 1995 applicant's attorneys lodged Notice
to File Plea and defendant never pleaded. The matter was set down on
of occasions under Rule 27(3), culminating on the set down
of 14th August, 1995 and hence the present judgment.
According to the plaintiff's evidence a claim had been
made in the Magistrate's Court Quthing but for want of jurisdiction
been decided to issue summons in this court. He further
testified that his claim was based on animals which the defendant
from the plaintiff under colour of chieftainship powers.
It was never clear why the defendant drove away plaintiff's animals
attempts by senior chiefs and police had failed to have defendant
restore plaintiff's animals. It had also been discovered that the
animals were no longer in defendant's possession and hence this
Plaintiff's summons was couched in a most difficult
manner there being also duplication of claims quite apart from the
not been able to justify his claim for offspring or
wool and mohair proceeds.
Accordingly judgment is entered for the plaintiff as
prayed in the summons with costs except that there will be no
judgment for offspring
or proceeds of wool and mohair.
Acting Judge 14/9/1995
Plaintiff: Mr. Sooknanan
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