Lesotho's first lady back in court

Maesaiah Thabane, wife of Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, appears in court charged with murdering his previous wife two days before he took office in 2017, in Maseru, Lesotho.

Maesaiah Thabane, wife of Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, appears in court charged with murdering his previous wife two days before he took office in 2017, in Maseru, Lesotho.

Reuters

JOHANNESBURG - Lesotho's first lady Maesaiah Thabane is back in court on Tuesday.

She faces murder and attempted murder charges related to the assassination of her husband's estranged wife, Dipulelo Thabane.

Dipulelo was shot dead outside her home in 2017, two days before her husband, Tom Thabane was inaugurated as prime minister of the mountain kingdom.

READ: Murder intrigue 'traumatises' already volatile Lesotho

A witness who was wounded in the shooting is now a key witness and has since gone into hiding in neighbouring South Africa.

Maesaiah Thabane had fled Lesotho but later returned and handed herself over to police.

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