Lesotho Prime Minister to vacate his position in two weeks


Lesotho Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas Thabane is set to step down from his position after a four-party coalition he was part of collapsed in parliament.

The National Assembly Speaker Sephiri Motanyane has granted the new coalition until May 22 to appoint a new Prime Minister for the landlocked country, local media reported on Monday.

The 80-year-old prime minister had been under immense pressure from opposition parties to vacate his position after allegations against him and his current wife of involvement in the murder of his former estranged wife who died in 2017.

Thabane has denied the murder accusation.

All Basotho Convention (ABC) in collaboration with Democratic Congress (DC) will agree on who will lead their coalition in order to serve the interests of Basotho.

ABC and DC are expected to lead this coalition, which is expected to be joined by Movement for Economic Change, Popular Front for Democracy, National Independent Party, Basotho Congress Party, Democratic Party of Lesotho and Marematlou Freedom Party.

The Minister of Communication, Science and Technology, Chief Thesele Maseribane has commended Members of Parliament for engaging in peaceful transition. Enditem

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