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LESOTHO: Thomas Thabane’s attorney says his client to stand trial on Lipolelo Thabane’s murder

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It has been confirmed on Friday that Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to be charged with murder.

PM Thomas Thabane was supposed to be charged yesterday according to Lesotho Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). He is accused of being involved in the murder of his estranged wife who was gunned down outside Maseru in Lesotho just 2 days before his inauguration in 2017.

“It has been agreed with his lawyer that he will appear in court and he will be formally charged with murder,” Deputy Police Commissioner Paseka Mokete claimed.

Lilopelo Thabane, who was in the process of divorcing Thomas Thabane had been shot dead just two days before the PM’s inauguration in 2017. Thabane’s wife Maesaiah has since been charged with Lilopelo’s murder as well.

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