Lesotho's Tom Thabane Clings to Power Against the Odds

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).


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