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Mosito impeachment proceedings resume


Kananelo Mosito KC
Kananelo Mosito KC

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A THREE-MEMBER tribunal established to investigate tax-evasion allegations against suspended Court of Appeal President, Justice Kananelo Mosito will resume its proceedings tomorrow.

The tribunal is comprised of chairperson Justice Frederik Daniel Jacobus Brand, Justice Noel Victor Hurt, and Justice John Godfrey Foxcroft all from South Africa. It was appointed by King Letsie III in February this year, in accordance with the advice of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, to investigate Justice Mosito who is accused of failing to pay income tax between 1996 and 2014.

The government wants to impeach Justice Mosito after the Director of Public Prosecutions, King’s Counsel Leaba Thetsane, preferred the charges against the suspended judge.

The government says it would not be in the interest of justice that Justice Mosito continues holding office when there are such serious allegations against him.

The tribunal will resume its proceedings after Justice Mosito last Tuesday lost a case in which he wanted the High Court to compel the government to provide documents related to charges he faces in the impeachment trial.

The proceedings are set to end on Wednesday.

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