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Vol 63 No 19

Published 22nd September 2022


Dismay as court strikes down reform laws

Crucial political reforms have just failed, meaning the 7 October election goes ahead under the system that produced so much instability

Polling in the general election will open on 7 October without the expected constitutional reforms designed to rid the country of its notorious political instability, disappointing many in Maseru and throughout the region. Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro's latest effort to force through the political, security and electoral reforms demanded for 10 years by reformers, and above all by the country's all-powerful neighbour, South Africa, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), were struck down by the Court of Appeal on 19 September.

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