Former Supreme Court judge Phillip Musonda has been appointed to Lesotho’s Court of Appeal.
Justice Musonda who resigned as Supreme Court judge in 2013, joins eminent jurists from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region who include Jennifer Mokgoro of South Africa, Moses Hungwe of Zimbabwe and Petrus Damaseb of Namibia.
The Lesotho Court of Appeal bench for this session would last until 7th of August 2015.
Lesotho court president Justice Kananelo Mosito said that the first sitting underlined the return of justice to normalcy.
“The development served to demonstrate that it is not beyond our capacity as SADC to ensure that our people are served by their sons and daughters drawn from within the region thereby promoting the practice of a fair and non-discriminatory recruitment and selection procedure,” Mr Mosito said.
Justice Musonda who was sworn in on 20th July would hear about 37 appeals for the July/August session