Principal chief seeking review of the decision to suspend and curtail her chieftaincy powers for 15 years- Review only directed at the charges on the bases that they violated the provisions of section 16(5) of the chieftainship Act,1968, and that there had been splitting of charges and duplication of convictions-Held, although precision and particularity in drafting disciplinary charges is not the same as drafting criminal charges, but where the disciplinary committee is endowed with powers to impose a sanction with far-reaching consequences such as the present case, precision and particularity in drafting charges is required-Held further that there had been unnecessary splitting of charges and duplication convictions-Application granted with costs.
IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO
HELD AT MASERU CIV/APN/94/18
In the Matter Between:-
PRINCIPAL CHIEF OF TSIKOANE, PEKA AND KOLBERG APPLICANT
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT & CHIEFTAINSHIP 1ST RESPONDENT