Pressure Mounts on Lesotho's Thabane to Step Down

Following a bruising battle for control of the ruling All Basotho Convention party's national executive committee that Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his faction lost in court, his MPs now want him to step down - and have threatened to table a motion of no confidence if he doesn't. But Thabane, who's accused of allowing his wife to interfere with the running of government, is having none of that.

  • Lesotho:   Ruling Party Deputy Warns of PM's Ouster

    Lesotho Times, 2 July 2019

    ALL Basotho Convention (ABC) deputy leader, Nqosa Mahao, says he foresees Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and some members of the party's old national executive committee (NEC) being… Read more »

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane (file photo).

  • Lesotho:   Thabane Faces Angry Youths

    Lesotho Times, 2 July 2019

    EXASPERATED youths from across the country are planning a massive protests against Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's government over a host of issues that include the… Read more »

  • Lesotho:   'The Die Is Cast, Ruling Party Split Looms'

    Lesotho Times, 28 June 2019

    Far from being the solution, last Wednesday's High Court ruling which confirmed the legitimacy of the new national executive committee (NEC) of the All Basotho Convention (ABC)… Read more »

  • Lesotho:   Mahao Issues a Week's Ultimatum to Thabane

    Lesotho Times, 12 June 2019

    In an ominous development, Professor Nqosa Mahao has given All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader and Prime Minister Thomas Thabane until next week to allow him and the rest of the… Read more »

  • Lesotho:   Mahase Savages Mosito

    Lesotho Times, 5 June 2019

    The age-old battle for supremacy between the offices of the chief justice and the president of the Court of Appeal has been re-ignited with full fury. This after the under-fire… Read more »


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