First lady accused of murder

Lesothos first lady, Maesiah Thabane, is accused of the murder of her husband's ex-wife Lipolelo Thabane. It writes multiple media, including the Washington

First lady accused of murder

Lesothos first lady, Maesiah Thabane, is accused of the murder of her husband's ex-wife Lipolelo Thabane. It writes multiple media, including the Washington

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
05 February 2020 Wednesday 10:00
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First lady accused of murder

Lesothos first lady, Maesiah Thabane, is accused of the murder of her husband's ex-wife Lipolelo Thabane.

It writes multiple media, including the Washington Post and the BBC.

Maesiah Thabane stack of from the little kingdom in Africa 10. January, but reported himself to the police on Tuesday 4. February in the country's capital, Maseru.

Then she was accused of murder along with eight others.

Maesiah Thabane has been wanted by the police, since she fled and refused to cooperate with the police in connection with the liquidation of Lipolelo.

According to police in Lesotho have strong evidence against the current first lady.

the Killing happened back in 2017, when the prime minister's former wife was gunned down on open street in front of his home.

the prime minister and the Lipolelo was at that time in the midst of a bitter divorce. However, they have been separated from since 2012.

Only two days before Thomas Thabane had to be inserted as prime minister, in his second term, was Lipolelo Thabane shot and killed in an ambush in front of his home.

Thomas Thabane described the murder as 'senseless killings', committed by unknown perpetrators.

In the beginning of January came new details about the case, as a letter written by the country's police chief addressed to Thomas Thabane, cast doubt on whether the prime minister was involved in the murder.

A letter, of which AFP news agency has a copy of.

In the letter from the police commissioner to the prime minister reads it, among other things:

'Investigation reveals that there was telephone communication at the scene of the crime in question. With another mobile phone. The mobile phone number belongs to you (Thomas Thabane, ed.).'

In the previous month, the 80-year-old Thomas Thabane questioned in the case of the killing of his ex-wife.

While the interrogation was going on, demonstrated a large crowd from the opposition, which demanded that Thomas Thabane resigned as prime minister - a wish he complied with 16. January.

However, without specifying a precise date for when he would go by, but he found only that he would go by, when everything was in order.

Besides, Thomas Thabanes own party, the All Bashoto Convention (ABC), accused him of obstructing the investigation of the death of his 58-year-old ex-wife.

Thomas Thabane and Maesiah Thabane has not yet commented on the førstedamens mordanklager.

Updated: 05.02.2020 10:00
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