Wife of Lesotho PM Tom Thabane shot dead

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Lesotho's prime minister Tom Thabane is set to return home on Tuesday after three days in exile.

MASERU – The wife of Prime Minister elect Tom Thabane has been shot dead. Lipolelo Thabane’s death comes on the eve of her husband’s inauguration.

Thabane won the June 3 elections, called three years ahead of schedule. The early poll followed a vote of no confidence against Pakalitha Mosisili.

Read: Lesotho's Thomas Thabane wins election

Thabane returns to power following years of political turmoil in the Southern African country. He plans to form a new coalition as the country seeks to enforce constitutional reforms.