Lesotho's ex-deputy PM 'flees to SA after death threats' – reports

2017-08-31 12:44

Maseru – Lesotho's former deputy prime minister Mothetjoa Metsing has reportedly fled the country after receiving death threats.

According to SABC, Metsing "feared for his life".

A BBC report said that he had fled to South Africa. 

Tensions remained high in the mountain kingdom after the killing of Prime Minister Tom Thabane's estranged wife.

Thabane's estranged wife was shot dead two days before his inauguration in June. The motive behind the shooting still remained unknown.

The country’s former defence minister Tseliso Mokhosi was also recently arrested over the killing of a policeman in 2016.

The police officer’s body was found earlier this month.   

The former minister had since been freed, SABC said.

Read more on:    tom thabane  |  lesotho  |  southern africa

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