Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife, set to resign

2020-02-20 14:07

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday.

Lesotho murder intrigue 'traumatises' already volatile kingdom

2020-02-11 08:53

Murder, mystery, suspense and political drama - the cocktail of events playing out in Lesotho belong in a best-selling thriller.

Lesotho first lady charged with killing PM's ex-wife

2020-02-04 19:19

Lesotho police have charged first lady Maesaiah Thabane with murder for her alleged links to the brutal 2017 killing of the prime minister's previous wife.

Lesotho PM questioned over wife's murder

2020-01-22 19:38

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been questioned by police over the 2017 murder of his estranged wife, a police chief says.

Lesotho PM confirms resignation after alleged link to wife's murder

2020-01-17 21:50

Lesotho's prime minister confirmed has confirmed that he would resign after police linked him to the murder of his estranged wife.

Lesotho PM's party seeks his ouster over wife's murder

2020-01-09 22:29

Lesotho's ruling party has asked Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to resign over alleged links to the 2017 murder of his wife, calling him a "threat to the nation".

Lesotho king: murder of army commander an 'embarrassment'

2017-09-14 18:58

Lesotho's King Letsie III has said the killing of the country's army commander last week had caused "embarrassment" and"scared"the small mountain kingdom.

Opposition doubts if SADC can calm 'violent political climate' in Lesotho

2017-09-06 19:01

The leader of Lesotho’s opposition in parliament, Mathibeli Mokhothu says he doubts if SADC can calm the country's violent political climate following the killing of the mountain kingdom’s army commander.

Lesotho locals go to vote in tense election

2015-02-28 13:36

The people of Lesotho have voted in a tense election they hope will restore stability six months after an attempted coup in the southern African nation.

Lesotho prepares for early vote to ease crisis

2015-02-27 07:46

Feuding parties in Lesotho's ruling coalition will face off in early national elections staged in a bid to restore stability six months after an attempted coup.


Lesotho ruling party gives prime minister resignation deadline after wife charged

2020-02-19 13:07

Lesotho's ruling party has given its embattled prime minister an ultimatum to resign after his wife was charged in connection with the murder of her rival.

Lesotho first lady granted bail over murder charge

2020-02-05 19:05

Lesotho's first lady has been released on bail after she was detained overnight and charged with murder over the killing of her husband's estranged wife.

Lesotho PM's wife turns herself in for questioning over murder

2020-02-04 14:58

Lesotho's first lady has come out of hiding and turned herself in for questioning over the brutal 2017 murder of the prime minister's previous wife, police said.

Lesotho police summon PM for questioning over wife's murder

2020-01-20 20:54

Lesotho police have summoned Prime Minister Thomas Thabane for questioning over alleged links to the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.

Lesotho PM to resign over alleged links to wife's murder

2020-01-16 18:15

Lesotho's prime minister has bowed to pressure to step down over evidence allegedly linking him to the murder of his estranged wife.

Police chief links Lesotho PM in murder of own wife

2020-01-07 09:32

Lesotho's police chief has accused Prime Minister Thomas Thabane of involvement in the killing of his estranged wife ahead of his inauguration in 2017, according to court documents seen on Monday.

In Lesotho, military and politics make a dangerous mix

2017-09-09 12:59

When rival officers gunned down Lesotho's army chief and were then killed by his bodyguards, hopes that the mountain kingdom had escaped its cycle of violence also perished.

Lesotho elections free and fair

2015-03-02 22:03

The elections in Lesotho were transparent and fair, the Southern African Development Community Electoral Observation Mission says.

Lesotho voters start heading to the polls

2015-02-28 08:00

The people of the southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho have begun voting in early parliamentary elections aimed at restoring stability following a coup attempt.

Lesotho’s elections will go ahead, despite tensions

2015-02-10 11:11

Lesotho will go ahead with early elections as planned despite recent renewed tensions, South Africa's presidency announced at the end of crisis talks with the kingdom's premier.

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