Thomas Thabane was implicated in the murder of his former wife, along side first lady Maesiah Thabane. Thabane’s former wife Lipolelo was shot by gunmen shortly before his inaguration as the prime minister in 2017.
The couple were separated at the time were pursuing a divorce before her death. Maesiah Thabane has been charged and has been granted bail.Thabane has been asked to resign for months.
In his statement Thabane says ” the work you asisigned me is not over but the time to retire from public office has finally arrived.”
The 80 year old further went to ask the nation to support his succersor and that he will also support him at all times.
Thabane has served in the goverment of prime minister Pakalitha Mosisili from 1998 to 2006 as a member of the ruling Lesotho Congress for Democracy.
In 2006 he split from LCD and launched the All Basotho Convention, after more than five years in opposition he built a coalition of 12 parties in the wake of the 2012 Lesotho parliamentary election and was apoointed prime minister, In 2017 Thabane became the prime minister.
New prime minister of Lesotho Dr moeketsi Majoro is set to be sworn in on wednsday. Majoro holds a PHD in Natural Resources Economics and a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics both from Washinton State University, and a BA in Economics from the National University of Lesotho.
Hounorable Majoro is the minister of finance and member of parliament representing the All Basotho Convention (ABC) political party.
By: Mahlatse Makhafola