Judgment reserve in chieftainship row – Lesotho Times

Date: September 25, 2012
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Name of article: Judgment reserve in chieftainship row

Name of journalist: Nat Molomo

Date:30 August-5 September 2012

Name of publication: Lesotho Times

Country: Lesotho

Theme: Gender Equality

Skills: Fairness, language

Genre: News

GEM Classification: Gender aware

Description: Maseru-Constitutional court yesterday reserved judgment in an application in which Senate Masupha is challenging legislation that only permits men to become chiefs.Masupha argues that the chieftainship Act which only provides for male succession to chieftainship violates her constitutional rights to equality and freedom. She also says she is being discriminated against on the basis of her gender The constitutional court consisting of justice Ts’eliso Monaphathi ,Maseforo Mahase and Lebohang Molete yesterday reserved judgment after hearing extensive submissions from all parties in a case that has attracted international attention.



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