Civil Defences

Ranoha V The Minister of Local Government (C of A (CIV) 10 2021) [2021] LSCA 32 (12 November 2021);

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Land Court dismissing originating application as being res judicata and not dealing with prescription, when on pleadings parties made common cause that on the face of it the land in respect of which appellants now sought to be restored in present case question was different to the land in previous litigation. Land Court’s order set aside and matter remitted to that court to determine the pleas of res judicata and prescription after hearing evidence.

 

 

IN THE APPEAL COURT OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU                                C of A (CIV) 10/2021

                                                                   LC/APN/15/2018

 

In the matter between:

 

‘MAMAHLOMOLA RANOHA AND 30 OTHERS APPELLANTS

 

AND

 

THE MINISTER OF LOCAL

Lebona V Ministry of Communications, Science & Technology (CIV/T/218/2010) [2021]LSHC 54 (24 August 2021);

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Special plea – prescription – prescriptive period under section 6 of the Government Proceedings and Contracts Act of 1965 – Interruption by mental disorder - whether the prescriptive period under this legislation is subject to the provisions of prescription Act of 1861.  If yes, whether the evidence satisfactorily establishes that at the material time, the deceased’s disorder rendered him incapable of managing his own affairs or validly concluding contracts.

 

 

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU                                              CIV/T/218/2010                     

In the matter between

 

MASEFABATHO LEBONA                                    PLAINTIFF

 

AND

 

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS                      1ST DEFENDANT

MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT                   2ND DEFENDANT

Pule V Letlatla (CIV/T/149/2019) [2021]LSHC 36 (25 March 2021);

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CIVIL PRACTICE: The plaintiff excepting to the defendant’s claim in reconvention where the defendant had claimed compensation from the supposed wrongdoer instead of the insurance company- Exception upheld.

 

 

 

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU                                                              CIV/T/149/2019

 

In the matter between:

 

TANKI PULE                                                                         PLAINTIFF

 

AND

 

`MATUMELO LETLALA                                                     DEFENDANT