Criminal law

Khoache V The Magistrate for the District of Thaba-Tseka (CRI/REV/0018/2021) [2022] LSHC 107 (12 July 2022);

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Review of criminal proceedings of a Magistrate Court – Application not opposed – Failure by a magistrate to use a sworn interpreter in recording Sesotho proceedings in English - Failure by a magistrate to advice applicant of seriousness of the offence and possible penalty – Failure by a magistrate to advise applicant of the right to legal representation on date of trial – Applicant informed of the right to legal representation and the right to legal aid counsel upon arraignment– No allegation of prejudice or miscarriage of justice – Application dismissed.

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU                                                    CRI/REV/0018/2021

 

In the matter between:-

 

NKOANE KHOACHE                                                 APPELLANT

 

AND                                                          

 

THE MAGISTRATE FOR THE DISTRICT                1ST RESPONDENT  

Rex V Mereko (CRI/T/0187/2017) [2022] LSHC 97 (16 February 2022);

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                                                                                      CRI/T//0187/2017

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU

 

In the matter between:-

REX

 

vs

 

  1. RATLALI ‘MEREKO
  2. NTSANE MOLAPO

 

CORAM    :        HON. T. MATOOANE, A. J

Rex V Koenyama (CRI/T/80/2011) [2022] LSHC 96 (07 February 2022);

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                                                                                                CRI/T//80/2011

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU

 

In the matter between:-

 

REX

 

vs

 

KOENYAMA KOENYAMA

 

CORAM    :        HON. T. MATOOANE, A. J

 

Rex V Mosoeu (CRI/T/0088/2017) [2022] LSHC 93 (09 February 2022);

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                                                                                                CRI/T/0088/2017

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU

 

In the matter between:-

 

REX

 

vs

 

LEBOHANG MOSOEU

 

JUDGMENT ON SENTENCE

Ts'ehla V His Worship (Mr. Tau) (CRI/REV/0006/2021) [2022] LSHC 85 (01 March 2022);

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Criminal law and procedure – Bail application – Refusal of same by Court – Accused rushing to High Court for review of such refusal of release on bail – The main criminal trial against the accused having not been prosecuted – Counsel for the applicant having not re-applied for release of his client after new circumstances had arisen – Conduct of the applicant’s counsel resulting in stalling the prosecution of the main trial – As a result the applicant is currently languishing in jail awaiting the final result of the review application – Court should strike a balance between protecting the liberty of the individual and safeguarding and ensuring the proper administration of justice.

 

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

 

HELD AT MASERU

                                                                                                            CRI/REV/0006/2021

                                                           

In the matter between:-                                                                      

 

KATLEHO  TS’EHLA                                                                    APPLICANT

 

AND

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