The courts do not have the powers to order the removal of a prime minister, Constitutional Court Judge Sakoane Sakoane has said. Earlier, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane offered to step down from office by July 31 after he was accused of having a hand in the 2017 murder of his estranged wife. But now Thabane has ordered the security forces and intelligence service to probe his party rivals, whom he accused of plotting to topple his government. His rivals are pushing for his early departure and have teamed up with opposition with the goal of forming a coalition government.
Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane (file photo).
Lesotho Times, 9 April 2020
Six senior ministers including Moeketsi Majoro are among 34 All Basotho Convention (ABC) legislators who endorsed the party's national executive committee (NEC)'s deal with the… Read more »
ISS, 9 April 2020
If the rolling political turmoil of the past six years has taught the Basotho people nothing else, it must surely be the meaning of the ungainly word 'prorogue'. The Concise Oxford… Read more »
Finance Minister Moeketsi Majoro, who was unanimously chosen by the All Basotho Convention legislators to succeed Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, says he is ready to take over when ... Read more »
The police have said they will lay criminal charges against senior judicial officers involved in a controversial decision to release First Lady Maesaiah Thabane on bail in February ... Read more »
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 ... Read more »
After nearly a month on the run, Lesotho's First Lady Maesaiah Thabane has been charged with murder in the 2017 killing of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's former wife, Lipolelo. ... Read more »
Lesotho's prime minister Thomas Thabane has agreed to step down after evidence allegedly linked him to the murder of his estranged wife, his party has announced. Police are ... Read more »