THREE top High Court judges will preside over a case in which the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) and the Development for Peace Education (DPE) are challenging the legality of the Human Rights Commission Act No. 2 of 2016.
The case, which is set for hearing on 30 Novembers 2016, will be presided over by Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara as well as Justices Tšeliso Monaphathi and Semapo Peete.
The development was confirmed to the Sunday Express by the High Court’s Assistant Registrar Stafford Sharite who said: “The case has been set for hearing for two days on the 30th of November and the 1st of December 2016”.
In the constitutional case TRC and DPE filed in court in August, the two civil society groups are challenging the legality of the Human Rights Commission Act No. 2 of 2016.
They want the court to nullify the act as they allege that its bill was withdrawn from the Senate before it could be disposed of by the Senate.
The civil society groups cite National Assembly Speaker Ntlhoi Motsamai; Senate President Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso; National Assembly Clerk King’s Counsel (KC) Fine Maema; Law, Human Rights and Constitutional Affairs Minister Motlalentoa Letšosa; Senate; National Assembly; National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Law and Public Safety; King Letsie III and Attorney-General Tšokolo Makhethe KC as first to ninth respondents, respectively.
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