Lesotho on Tuesday dropped murder charges against the country’s former prime minister Thomas Thabane and his wife over the 2017 killing of his previous estranged wife Lipolelo.

Written by on July 27, 2022

Lesotho on Tuesday dropped murder charges against the country’s former prime minister Thomas Thabane and his wife over the 2017 killing of his previous estranged wife Lipolelo.

Prosecutors told a court hearing in the capital Maseru the decision was taken as they could no longer locate a key witness in the case.

Prosecutor Gareth Lappan told the court that they were unable to trace an important witness in the matter and the (Director of Public Prosecutions) has decided to withdraw the charges against the accused.

Thabane, 83, was accused of hiring hitmen to kill Lipolelo in June 2017, two days before the prime minister’s inauguration.

Both the former premier and his current wife Maesaiah — whom he married two months after Lipolelo was killed — have denied any involvement in the murder.


Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Awawa FM

Live Radio Coming Up Soon

Current track
TITLE
ARTIST