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.

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

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

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.