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Commission announce High Court vacancies candidates

NAMES OF HIGH COURT JUDGES CANDIDATES RELEASED

Maseru, July 23 — The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has released six names of the candidates who are expected to fill the vacant positions of the High Court after being shortlisted following the closing date for submission of applications and nominations made on March 26 this year.

In a circular released on Thursday, it says JSC the advert had attracted 36 candidates to fill seven vacancies of Puisne Judges of the High Court.

The JSC circular further identifies the six candidates as Mrs. Fumane Malebana Khabo, Mr. Moneuoa Stephen Kopo, Mr. Realeboha Mathaba, Mr. Makhele Julius Sekati, Mrs. Kuena Mabotsa Thabane and Mrs. Mamotšelisi Khiba which completes three women and three men.

The interviews for these candidates will be held on the 16th August, this year.

At its 204th meeting held on July 22nd, this year, the Commission the applications and nominations and came up with the best candidates which have been shortlisted and the advert published by the JSC on February 15 this year attracted 36 candidates.

Attorney General, Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Law and Justice, Dean of the Faculty of Law Society, all Legal Practitioners, Christian Council of Lesotho (CCL), The Civil Society Groups and the members of the public have duly been notified of this new development.

The High Court has a shortage of judges following some of them having retired due to age limit while others have died and in the process leaving vacant positions that need to be filled up.

LENA

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