n Lesotho Law Journal - Promoting Administrative Justice in Lesotho - The Role of the Ombudsman, Sekara Sam Mafisa : book review

Volume 22, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0255-6472



The is one of the book-length contributions that have started to emerge about the post 1993 constitutional design in Lesotho. It came almost simultaneously with Saha's in the same year. The great void in the constitutional law of Lesotho today, in juxtaposition to its comparators elsewhere in the Commonwealth, is that it is still very dry - it lacks befitting scholarly nourishment that would breathe some life into it. Consequently, the design unduly relies on comparative constitutional jurisprudence every time it encounters moments of doubt in its development. Intellectual contributions that have largely gone into it have mainly been through academic articles and, to a very limited extent, judicial decisions. The design is in dire need of comprehensive narratives that originate from the local experience. Mafisa's work somewhat plugs this void by picking on one of the highly critical, yet regrettably underrated, institutions in this constitutional design - the office of the Ombudsman.

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