for subscribers

Lesotho's new leader inaugurated

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane casts his ballot at a polling station on the outskirts of Maseru to vote in a snap election, six months after an attempted coup plunged the small southern African nation into a political crisis. (Hlompho Letsielo, A
Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane casts his ballot at a polling station on the outskirts of Maseru to vote in a snap election, six months after an attempted coup plunged the small southern African nation into a political crisis. (Hlompho Letsielo, A

Johannesburg - Lesotho on Tuesday inaugurated a new prime minister, who came to power by forming a coalition government after a special election meant to stabilize the small but politically fractious country.

Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili was sworn into office in the capital Maseru where his supporters, clad in red and shaded by umbrellas, filled a sports stadium.

Mosisili took control after his party, the Democratic Congress, formed a coalition with several smaller parties to secure a majority after the 28 February election had no outright winner.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
How has the delay in schools' opening impacted your life?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
It's a disaster! We're struggling to manage work and kids at home
41% - 1455 votes
It's a struggle, but we learnt lessons from last year's closures
19% - 693 votes
It's a relief, this second wave is bad and kids need to be at home
40% - 1420 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.22
(-0.59)
ZAR/GBP
20.82
(-0.54)
ZAR/EUR
18.49
(-0.41)
ZAR/AUD
11.75
(-0.64)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.58)
Gold
1862.10
(+0.27)
Silver
25.58
(+0.17)
Platinum
1106.50
(+0.59)
Brent Crude
55.02
(0.00)
Palladium
2364.00
(+0.40)
All Share
64863.05
(+1.37)
Top 40
59736.88
(+1.44)
Financial 15
11586.06
(-0.85)
Industrial 25
89290.07
(+3.13)
Resource 10
62697.82
(-0.00)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo