One of the most bizarre cases yet argued in Lesotho’s high court is to be heard in Maseru this week. It concerns the acting chief justice, Maseforo Mahase, and an application for the court to consider her fitness for office.

That application was lodged by Lebohang Hlaele, son-in-law of Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, leader of the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party.

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