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Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is to be charged with the murder of his former wife via @SABCNewsOnline

2020-02-20 05:10:00 PM

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is to be charged with the murder of his former wife via SABCNewsOnline

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is to be charged with the murder of his former wife, the deputy police commissioner said on Thursday.

80, announced on Thursday that he would be stepping down at the end of July, citing old age as the reason for leaving office.The leader of the small Southern African nation has been under mounting pressure over the death of former first lady Lipolelo Thabane and the alleged involvement of his current wife.

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Thabane announces his retirement:Lipolelo Thabane was shot dead in June 2017 near her home in Maseru. The Prime Minister’s current wife Maesaiah Thabane was detained this month and charged with ordering the murder.“The prime minister is going to be charged with the murder. The police are preparing directives and he will probably be charged tomorrow,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Paseka Mokete.

Police say Maesaiah Thabane hired eight assassins to kill the former first lady, but was not present at the shooting. She has denied any involvement in the killing.Thabane’s resignation comes days after his own party’s executive council called for him to step down immediately.

“I have served my country diligently. I’ve worked for a peaceful and stable Lesotho. Today at my age, I have lost most of my energy. I hereby retire as prime minister with effect from the end of July,” the Prime Minister said on state radio.Thabane is set to appear in court on the murder charge on Friday.

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watu68550651 Why end of July? He is going to steal. He must step down now.. I'll be happy if he get a live sentence That old man can be stingy with the truth. I listened to him for sometime on radio and I came to conclusion that to him truth is as scarce as diamond in the gold mine. But no road stretches forever, there is always an end nomatter how long.

'Harena matla, Rea kopa Rea lla' Sophie_Mokoena Hee banna! Ha e ne ea koma-koma Lesotho maane Whaaaaaa!!!! Sophie_Mokoena So, basically Lesotho will have a murder accused as PM till July 2020, if his resignation is real. Good Grief

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