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Mnikwa Manyatsi

Merkel Contributor

Lesotho First Lady charged with murdering husband's ex-wife

 Maesaiah Thabane, 42,  has been charged with murdering her husband’s ex-wife Lipolelo Thabane. 

Lipolelo was shot dead outside her home, in the capital Maseru, two days before the inauguration of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane in June 2017. 

Maesaiah Thabane appeared in court on the 6th of February 2020, and was remanded in jail custody after she wa of also charged with attempted murder another woman who was with her the night she died.
 
Political pressure has been at it’s peak and the 80 year old Prime Minister said he would respect the wishes of the ruling party and would resign from office, but his date to leave has not yet been set.