Phoofolo fired

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Attorney-General Haae Phoofolo has been effectively fired by the Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro, who ordered Phoofolo to take a terminal leave ahead of his contract’s expiry date in February 2021, a local tabloid reports.

Phoofolo’s dismissal is a culmination of protracted tensions between the pair, which was triggered by the AG’s ‘unprocedural appointment of High Court Judges’.

He and Acting Chief Justice ‘Maseforo Mahase had recommended the Deputy Attorney General Tšebang Putsoane, lawyers, Mokhele Matsau, Maliepollo Makhetha, Moneuoa Kopo and Tšabo Matooane.

The decision triggered an outcry from Justice Minister Professor Nqosa Mahao who described it as secretive, unlawful and politically motivated.

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