Motion of No Confidence Tabled For Lesotho Prime Minister Majoro

Opposition Alliance of Democrats MP Mooki Sello has tabled a no confidence motion against Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro. In the motion filed in parliament, the Bobatsi constituency legislator wants Mokhotlong legislator, Tefo Mapesela to replace Majoro. Plagued by years of political instability, Lesotho appears headed for another crisis after a split in the ruling All Basotho Convention in April 2021.

In a speech in September 2020 to mark his first 100 days in office, Majoro said the "countless attempts" to topple him began "just two days after he took office". Majoro came into power in May 2020 after the collapse of the previous government led by Thomas Thabane who was forced to step down by his All Basotho Convention party, over 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.


Lesotho Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro (file photo).

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.