“Expelled” All Basotho Convention (ABC) secretary general Lebohang Hlaele has described ABC leader and Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s latest bid to suspend and impeach Court of Appeal President, Justice Kananelo Mosito as a flagrant “misuse of power”.

Mr Hlaele said Dr Thabane was in contempt of a previous court order interdicting him from suspending Justice Mosito and he warned the premier risked being thrown into jail for the alleged contempt.

Mr Hlalele also had no kind words for Acting Chief Justice ‘Maseforo Mahase who he accused of meddling in the internal affairs of the fractious ABC party. He alleged that Justice Mahase had teamed up with the ABC faction loyal to Dr Thabane and issued adverse judgements against their faction led by “expelled” ABC deputy leader Professor Nqosa Mahao. He said Justice Mahase should brace for several lawsuits over her alleged meddling in ABC affairs to favour Dr Thabane and his allies. He made the remarks at an ABC rally early this week in Likotsi, Rothe, in the Maseru district.