Powers of certain actors

Phaila V Director of Public Prosecutions (C of A (CIV) 23/2021) [2021] LSCA 34 (12 November 2021);

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SUMMARY

By creating statutory offences and the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences, the Prevention of Corruption and Economic Offences Act of 1999 does not give the Directorate the exclusive authority to investigate and prosecute economic offences under the Act. The constitutional mandates of the Police to investigate and of the National Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute all criminal offences in Lesotho remain untouched.

                                                  

 

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF LESOTHO

                                                   C OF A (CIV) 23/2021

                                                                                                                                                        CC/NO 24/2018

In the matter between-