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.
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.