New Lesotho PM to be sworn in

A new PM is expected to be sworn-in in Lesotho. The country's former leader Thomas Thabane resigned. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Moeketsi Majoro is expected to be sworn-in as Lesotho's new Prime Minister this week.

The country's former leader Thomas Thabane resigned on Monday.

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The All Basotho Convention has agreed to form a new coalition with the opposition Democratic Congress.

While Thabane's no longer the Prime Minister he retains leadership of the ABC party.

He's been under pressure to step down since being named as a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife.

READ: Defiant Lesotho PM shows no sign of resigning

Thabane's ex-wife was shot and killed in 2017. 

This was just two days before his swearing-in as Prime Minister.

READ: Lesotho PM can be fired if he fails to quit, his party says

Thabane has not yet confirmed when he'll leave the office.

His party has however said a new leader will be sworn in on Tuesday.


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