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Mogoeng lambasts Kenyatta over judiciary comments
7 September 2017, 6:00 AM

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has expressed concern over the recent reported comments by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that disrespected the judiciary.

Last week, Kenya’s Supreme Court cancelled the country’s election results, citing irregularities in the voting system.

Kenyatta accepted the ruling, but reportedly called the judges crooks.

Mogoeng says the remarks are most unfortunate, ill-advised and disturbing.

Speaking also as the President of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa, he says the concern is that Kenyatta’s comments could be interpreted as incite-full.

Mogoeng says the utterances inadvertently project judges as enemies of the will of the people who must be “fixed”.

The Chief Justice extended his support to his Kenyan counterpart and the judiciary for their commitment to their oath of office.

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– By Noma Bolani

Shooting prompts SADC’s fact finding mission to Lesotho
6 September 2017, 9:50 AM

Regional body Southern African Development Community (SADC) is to send a ministerial team to Lesotho to get first hand information on the apparent assassination of Army Commander Khoantle Motsomotso as well as the killing of two senior army officers by Motsomotso’s bodyguard.

The shooting happened at an army barracks Tuesday.

On Tuesday night, Lesotho’s recently elected Prime Minister, Tom Thabane, assured Basotho as well as neighbouring countries that he is still in charge and that SADC would be looking into what happened and the reason behind it.

“Investigations are in progress to find out exactly what happened, but I can assure you the nation and everybody else that the situation up to now is under control. I am taking this opportunity to pass my condolences to affected families. SADC is fully engaged in this matter and we will have already reported to them, and i am sure they will respond,” said Thabane.

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– By Sophie Mokoena

Mugabe utterances on Mandela baseless: ANC
6 September 2017, 6:03 AM

The ANC has appealed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to stop making negative comments about former President Nelson Mandela.

Mugabe has criticised Mandela twice in the last week, saying he preferred his personal freedom over the economic freedom of black South Africans.

He also blamed Mandela for the fact that whites still control large sections of the economy.

The ANC says it has been in contact with Zanu-PF over Mugabe’s utterances.

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says the comments are baseless. He says: ” The reality of the matter is that you have destroyed the economy in your country, we continue to create black millionaires in this country including Zimbabwean millionaires.”

“So refrain your presidents from making statements that are unresearched,” adds Mantashe.

– By Mbali Sibanyoni

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5 September 2017, 6:09 PM

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Lesotho senior defence force officers reported dead
5 September 2017, 6:05 PM

At least three senior Lesotho Defence Force Officers are reported dead following a shootout in the army commander’s office in the capital Maseru.

Eyewitnesses say Colonel Tefo Hashatsi and Colonel Bulane Sechele forced their way into Commander Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso’s office and demanded to see him.

Earlier reports said the commander was injured but unconfirmed reports say he too was killed.

Both Hashatsi and Sechele were implicated in the killing of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao in June 2015, but neither confirmed or denied their involvement.

Meanwhile, President Tom Thabane has called for calm in Lesotho as tensions mount in the mountain kingdom.

As unconfirmed reports of attacks at the house of Lesotho’s lieutenant army general surface – President Jacob Zuma has commented on the current situation in the mountain kingdom.

Last week, the former deputy prime minister fled the country and the former defence minister was arrested.

He says upon his return from China, he will immediately meet Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to update him on the latest developments as he’s the SADC points-man in Lesotho.

President Zuma says he’s surprised that this is happening as they were assured at SADC that all was normal.

Southern African Development Community (SADC) has appointed a committee which will look at the implementation of the Phumaphi Commission Recommendations and chief are amongst those, the constitutional and security reforms.

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– By SABC TV News

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