Prime minister accused of murder

the Prime minister of Lesotho Thomas Thabane will be on Friday charged with the murder of his ex-wife. It says police commissioner Paseka Mokete Thursday, accor

Prime minister accused of murder

the Prime minister of Lesotho Thomas Thabane will be on Friday charged with the murder of his ex-wife. It says police commissioner Paseka Mokete Thursday, accor

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
20 February 2020 Thursday 16:00
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Prime minister accused of murder

the Prime minister of Lesotho Thomas Thabane will be on Friday charged with the murder of his ex-wife. It says police commissioner Paseka Mokete Thursday, according to news agency Reuters.

the prime minister will be charged with the killing. The police is preparing directives, and he is probably charged in the morning, says Paseka Mokete according to Reuters.

In advance of the prime minister's current wife - Maesaiah Thabane - charged in the case. The killing happened back in 2017, when the prime minister's former wife was gunned down on open street in front of his home. Eight others are also accused in the case.

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.

the prime minister and the Lipolelo Thabane was at that time in the midst of a bitter divorce.

Thomas Thabane described at the time of the murder as 'senseless killings', committed by unknown perpetrators. A murder, now he himself is accused of having taken part in.

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. The doubt has now resulted in a murder allegation.

Thomas Thabane is 80 years old.

See also: First lady accused of murder

Updated: 20.02.2020 16:00
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