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Honourable Justice Nthomeng Majara Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.

Honourable Justice Nthomeng Majara is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. She was appointed to her position in November 2022 following her election to the National Assembly where she represented the Revolutionary for Prosperity (RFP) political party in the Maseru No. 32 Constituency during the October 2022 National Assembly Elections.


Honourable Majara holds a Master of Laws/ Environment Law (LLM) from King’s College / University of London, London, UK in 1997. She obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the National University of Lesotho (NUL), Roma in 1992 and a Bachelor of Arts in Law (B.A. Law) also from NUL in 1984.


Honourable Majara is the first woman to become Chief Justice of the Kingdom of Lesotho and the first woman Deputy Prime Minister of Lesotho. She has served as Judge of the Superior Courts in Lesotho, thus the High Court and Court of Appeal. Honourable Majara also served as Head of Internal Affairs at the Lesotho Revenue Authority.


When working at the Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Educational Trust in Maseru, Lesotho, she was a Research Associate. She has also served as a Lecturer in the Law Faculty at the National University of Lesotho. While working at NUL, she coordinated faculty seminars and workshops and served on various committees of the University.


Honourable Majara also served as a Magistrate at the Magistrate Courts in Maseru, Lesotho. In 2004-December 2018, she served as the Chairperson Tribunal at the Lesotho Revenue Appeals Tribunal in Maseru, Lesotho where she presided over appeals under the Customs and Excise Act 1993 and the Value Added Tax Act 2001 and delivered judgments.


In the High Court of Namibia in 2010, Honourable Majara was Acting Judge. In that period, she presided over 2 high-profile cases between a member of the Executive and members of the Judiciary of Namibia and delivered well researched judgments confirmed on appeal.


In 2014-2015, she served as a member of the Council of State of Lesotho, Maseru, Lesotho. She also served as a Chairperson of the Commission of Enquiry on the Adoption of Children from 2007 to 2008.


Honourable Majara was born on June 18, 1963, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Maseru. Her home is at Maqhaka in the district of Berea. She is blessed with a daughter.