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MASERU – LESOTHO’S chief corruption buster has been elected into a continental body.
Advocate Sefako Seema, the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO)’s chief prosecutor, has been elected to the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption.

Advocate Seema, who is currently the DCEO Acting Director-General after the suspension of his boss Advocate Borotho Matsoso, was elected at the 34th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council last week.
This is his second appointment to the AU Advisory Board on Corruption since 2015.

King Letsie III led Lesotho’s delegation to the summit, which was held at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Advocate Seema was elected for the two year-term together with five other members: Begoto Miarom from Chad, Andramfidy Jean Louis from Madagascar, Ng’andu Agness Kayobo of Zambia, Gnansounou Afiavi of Benin and Bamouni of Burkina Faso.

Lesotho was also selected as a member of the AU Peace and Security Council together with Burundi, Algeria, Nigeria and Kenya.
Advocate Seema holds the Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the National University of Lesotho and a number of professional qualifications in economic crime investigation, forensic investigation, corruption prosecution, international mutual assistance and extradition.

He has attended many international conferences and seminars on anti-corruption and economic offences.
He has been an economic crime investigation prosecutor for more than a decade.
He started his professional career as a Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and later joined the DCEO in 2010 as the Chief Anti-Corruption Prosecutor.

In his capacity as Chief Anti-Corruption Prosecutor, Advocate Seema has rendered advice on high profile investigations and also prosecuted a number of high profile cases in the country.
He is a passionate sports lover.

He has been elected as an administrator of Matlama Football Club for a number of years.
He has also been elected as the Vice Chairperson of the Lesotho Premier League Management Committee.

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