Unsatisfied members of Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) from Makhaleng, Lithoteng, Mechachane, Thaba-Moea and Thaba-Putsoa constituencies who have lost a race to represent the party in the October general elections, have approached the High Court, challenging appointment of representatives.
Moloi Ralentsoe, Kobeli Rethabile Letlailana, Matlotlo Ramaboli, Tsepo Lethobane and Lejone Puseletso have sued Motjoka Toloane, Lebohang Letsoela, Tumo Molefe, Sheriff Mothopeng and Pokello Mahlomola together with RFP, its executive committee and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
They allege that they were elected as representatives of the party procedurally as well as in compliance with the party’s Constitution,
When addressing the court yesterday, their legal representative Advocate Sello Tsabeha argued that there was no need for interference by the executive committee. He emphasised that the party does not have the power to substitute the names of the applicants with those of the respondents.
Legal Representative for the respondents, Adv. Letuka Molati argued that RFP is trying to put standards and find the best candidates as representatives. He stated that they introduced a new model as they tried to do away with traditional practices and bring in transformation
The Court is today expected to give judgement in the matter as the deadline for submission of the names of representatives to the IEC approaches.