Lesotho PM in Court for Alleged Murder of Estranged Wife

Lesotho is awaiting a historic court ruling that could see its prime minister, Thomas Thabane, charged with murdering his wife. The case, which also involves his current wife, has sent shockwaves through the country. The case has been referred to the Constitutional Court to decide whether a sitting prime minister can be charged with any crime. Thabane is accused of murder for the 2017 killing of his estranged wife, Lipolelo.

The murder trial gripping Lesotho began on June 14, 2017, when Lipolelo Thabane, the estranged wife of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, was shot dead in her car on her way home.


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