Ousting Lesotho's Prime Minister Majoro Not Easy as ABC

Knives are out against Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro of the All Basotho Convention (ABC). Pushing for his removal is former prime minister Thomas Thabane who is a member of the same party. While one faction of the party insists its national executive committee has resolved to recall Majoro, the other has rebuffed the claim as a "big fat lie". Party spokesperson Montoeli Masoetsa has said that the most "damning reason" for his removal is Majoro's disregard for the ruling party's instructions. Majoro took office in May 2020 when Thabane was forced to step down following allegations that he murdered his estranged wife in 2017. Lesotho has experienced chronic instability over the years and all the governments between 2012 and 2020 have failed to go the distance.

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Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro (file photo).

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