Murder-accused Lesotho Prime Minister Resigns

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has announced he will step down following months of pressure after he was named as a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife.

Thabane did not say when he would leave office but his party said a new premier would be sworn in on Tuesday.

The 80-year-old’s current wife, Maesaiah Thabane (42), with whom he was living at the time of the murder, was charged in connection with the killing in February.

Thabane’s-then estranged wife Lilipelo (58), was shot dead in June 2017, two days before he took office for a second stint as premier, and two months before he married his current wife.

The pair have denied any involvement.

More: BCC News

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