Civil Remedies

Solwandle V Security Lesotho (PTY) Ltd (CIV/T/544/2020) [2021]LSHC 26 (06 May 2021);

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CIVIL PRACTICE: Enforcement of a deed of settlement reached before the DDPR through summary judgment procedure- the defendant  raising a point in limine of jurisdiction, the argument being that the enforcement of the settlement agreement can only be done before the Labour Court as a specialised court in terms of s.34 of the Labour Code Order 1992 or before the Commercial Court- Held, the matter involves an enforcement of contract which the High Court has jurisdiction over, and has nothing to do with the employer-employee relationship- The defendant further raising a defence to the settlement  agreement which should have been raised before the DDPR- Held, the defendant not allowed to raise defences to the original cause of action when sued on the compromise.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU                                                    CIV/T/544/2020

 

In the matter between:

 

MOJALEFA SOLWANDLE                                        PLAINTIFF

 

AND

 

SECURITY LESOTHO (PTY) LTD                            DEFENDANT

 

Neutral Citation: Mojalefa Solwandle v Security Lesotho (Pty) Ltd. (CIV/T/544/2020) [2021] LSHC 41 (06 MAY 2021)

 

Cooperative Lesotho Limited V Commissioner for Cooperative (CIV/APN/49/2016) [2021]LSHC 23 (17 June 2021);

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CIVIL PRACTICE: Application for contempt of court- Applicable principles re-stated and applied- Application dismissed with costs.

 

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

HELD AT MASERU                                                    CIV/APN/49/16

 

In the matter between:

 

COOPERATIVE LESOTHO LIMITED                     APPLICANT

 

AND

 

COMMISSIONER FOR COOPERATIVE                  1ST RESPONDENT

MINISTRY OF SMALL BUSINESS

DEVELOPMENT, COOPERTIVES &

Letsie V Monyau (CIV/T/511/2018) [2021]LSHC 22 (25 March 2021);

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CIVIL PRACTICE: Defendant raising a special plea that the plaintiff does not have locus standi in judicio to sue on account of the fact that the plaintiff’s vehicle was a subject of a hire purchase agreement at the time of the collision- Smit v Saipem considered and applied, and special plea dismissed.

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

 

HELD AT MASERU                                                    CIV/T/511/2018

 

 

In the matter between:

 

 

‘MATIKOE LETSIE                                                    PLAINTIFF

 

 

VS

 

 

KAMOHELO MONYAU                                             DEFENDANT

 

 

 

Moreboli v Deputy Sheriff (C of A (CIV) 03/2018) [2021] LSCA 2 (14 May 2021);

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IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF LESOTHO

HELD AT MASERU                           

 C OF A (CIV) NO. 03/2018

 

In the matter between –

 

MATEBELO MOREBOLI                                                      APPELLANT                                                              

 

AND

 

THE DEPUTY SHERRIFF                                                    1ST RESPONDNET                                                     

Chen Zheng Hong v Gu Jingxin (C of A (CIV) 76/18) [2020] LSCA 44 (30 October 2020);

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Spoliation - Mandament van spolie -Order to restore possession of immovable property (office space) - - Underlying rationale is that no one entitled to take law into own hands - Applicant for mandament not   required to prove that spoliator acquired possession of property.

Labour Court having no jurisdiction – Section 8 of the Labour Code conferring exclusive jurisdiction over matters within the Labour Code.

Appeal dismissed with costs.

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU                            C OF A (CIV) N0.76/2018

                                                               

                                               

In the matter between:               

 

CHEN ZHENG HONG                                      1ST APPELLANT

Minet Lesotho (Pty)Ltd v Ministry of Defence and National Security (C of A (CIV) 15/20) [2020] LSCA 27 (30 October 2020);

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Award of tender for aviation insurance by Ministry of Defence complained of to procurement oversight body in Ministry of Finance; contract signed while tender process suspended; signing found to be irregular and unlawful; tender process set aside.

 

 

 

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF LESOTHO

HELD AT MASERU                               C OF A (CIV) 15 / 2020                                          

 

In the matter between

 

MINET LESOTHO (PTY) LTD                                                            1STAPPELLANT

 

LESOTHO NATIONAL GENERAL

INSURANCE COMPANY LTD                                             2NDAPPELLANT

 

and

 

Mochochoko v The Prime Minister (CIV/APN/141/20) [2020] LSHC 35 (26 June 2020);

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CIVIL PRACTICE: Applicant, a village chief, challenges Government’s decision to deal with the scourge of Covid-19 through other channels’ than the vehicle of Disaster Management Authority- Applicant’s locus standi challenged- Application dismissed on the basis of the applicant’s lack of locus standi.

                                         IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU                                                                                    CIV/APN/141/2020

 

In the Matter Between:-

 

DAVID MOCHOCHOKO                                                                            APPLICANT                                                                         

AND

 

Matela v Ministry of Local Government and chieftainship Affairs (CIV/APN/145/17) [2020] LSHC 32 (28 May 2020);

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Application to have the applicant gazetted as a Chief for general information, in terms of s. 14(2) of the Chieftainship Act no.22 of 1968

                IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

 

HELD AT MASERU                        CIV/APN/145/17

 

                                                      

In the Matter Between:-

 

KHAKETLA MATELA                      APPLICANT                                                                            

AND

 

MINISTRY OF LOCAL                  1STRESPONDENT

 

GOVERNMENT

Molapo v Molapo (CIV/APN/94/20) [2020] LSHC 31 (25 September 2020);

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CIVIL PRACTICE: The applicant applying for contempt of court against the respondent for defying an order of court- Contempt of court principles re-stated and applied- The respondent found to be in contempt.

                         IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

HELD AT MASERU                                                         CIV/APN/94/20

 

In the Matter Between:-

 

‘MALEROTHOLI MOLAPO                                           APPLICANT                                               

AND

 

TEBATSO MOLAPO                                                    1ST RESPONDENT

 

STATION COMMANDER

Friedland v Mosotho (CCA/0063/20) [2020] LSHC 25 (15 October 2020);

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CIVIL PRACTICE: The applicants seeking rescission of an order in terms of Rule 45 of the High Court Rules- Definition of a director of a company considered and applied- Application for rescission granted as prayed.

CCA/0063/2020

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

(COMMERCIAL DIVISION)

 

In the matter between:

RICHARD FRIEDLAND                                                                1ST  APPLICANT

CHRISTOFFEL SMITH                                                                 2ND   APPLICANT

NETCARE HOSPITALS GROUP (PTY) LTD                            3RD   APPLICANT

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