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Appeal courts revokes bail granted to ex-Lesotho PM’s wife

Lesotho’s Appeal Court on Friday revoked bail which had been granted to former prime minister Thomas Thabane’s wife, who is accused of murdering his previous spouse.Maesaiah Thabane was charged with ordering the killing of Thomas Thabane’s then estranged wife...

Lesotho parliament closer to forcing PM out of office

Lesotho lawmakers and South African mediators said on Saturday that legislation awaiting assent from the king will see Prime Minister Thabane, suspected of killing his ex-wife, leave office soon, ending a crisis that has engulfed the mountain kingdom for...

More pressure on Lesotho PM as Senate amends constitution

The Senate of the mountain kingdom of Lesotho amended the constitution on Tuesday, capping the prime minister's powers to dissolve parliament and call fresh elections, as pressure for his resignation mounts.The country's opposition and even rivals within his ruling...

Lesotho PM pushes back on exit deal

Under pressure Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane says he will not be pushed out of office until he is ready to leave.Mr Thabane told a popular newspaper that nobody had the right to set the time for his departure,...

Lesotho agrees to “dignified retirement” for PM

Following the intervention of South African mediators, politicians in Lesotho have pledged "a dignified retirement" for the country's prime minister.Thomas Thabane has been under pressure to step down over allegations he had a hand in the murder of his...

Embattled Lesotho PM deploys army to ‘restore order’

Lesotho embattled prime minister, Thomas Thabane, on Saturday announced he had deployed the military onto the streets to "restore order" saying some law enforcement institutions, which he did not name, were undermining democracy.Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is under pressure...

Lesotho PM Thabane orders probe into rivals alleged plot to oust him

Embattled Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Friday ordered the security forces and intelligence service to probe his party rivals, whom he accused of plotting to topple his government.The 80-year-old Thabane early this year offered to step down from...

Lesotho PM says deserve praise for early resignation

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Tuesday lauded himself for "voluntarily" agreeing to resign after he was accused of having a hand in the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.The premier has bowed to pressure to step down and...

Lesotho PM in court to hear charges of murdering wife

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane appeared in court on Monday, sitting by side with 1st Lady also accused to hear charges of murdering his estranged wife.Thabane, 80, is suspected of involvement in the murder of his then wife Lipolelo,...

Lesotho PM leaves country as murder charges loom

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has failed to appear in court to face charges of murdering his estranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane in 2017.An aide and Mr Thabane's son say the 80-year-old leader is receiving treatment in neighbouring South Africa.His...
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