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Lesotho Swears in new Prime Minister Following Thabane’s Resignation

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Lesotho has sworn in new prime minister, Moeketsi Majoro into office. Moeketsi Majoro, 58, who was the country’s Finance Minister took his oath of office at the palace of King Letsie III in the capital Maseru, with Thabane in attendance

This is coming after Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane formally resigned following months of pressure over his alleged involvement in the murder of his ex-wife, Lipolelo.

Thabane resigned on Tuesday morning after he and his current wife, Maesaiah were indicted as the suspects in the murder of his ex-wife.

Lipolelo was shot by gunmen shortly before Thabane’s inauguration as Prime Minister and weeks before he remarried in 2017.

Lipolelo and Thabane were separated and had been pursuing a divorce before her death.

Meanwhile, his current wife has been charged in the murder, however, she has been granted bail.

Thabane had asked the Constitutional Court to stop the courts from trying him for the crime while he remained in office after discovering that authorities planned to charge him.

However, his retirement means he could now stand trial.

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