Lesotho's government proposes constitutional amendments while civil society pushes for new constitution

By Lenin Ndebele, 15 May
Maseru, Lesotho (photo credit: OER Africa via flickr)
Maseru, Lesotho (photo credit: OER Africa via flickr)
Lesotho is again working on key constitutional reforms, seeking to bring order to the mountain kingdom's fractious politics, but there's a new hurdle: the government and part of civil society disagree on how to go about it. Last week, Law and Justice Minister Richard Ramoeletsi introduced the long-awaited Tenth Amendment to the Constitution Bill and the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution Bill that the government of then Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro failed to pass ahead of 2022 elections. But while the government wants to amend the existing constitution, some civil society organisations want to write a new one.
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