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15 January 2020

Police Searching for Lesotho’s First Lady in Murder Probe

Police in Lesotho are searching for the country’s First Lady for questioning in the 2017 killing of the Prime Minister’s former wife, Lipolelo Thabane.

The Police Commissioner said the noose was tightening around the prime minister and those close to him as the investigation continues.

The killing occurred two days before Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s inauguration for a second term, and two years after a court ruled that Lipolelo was the lawful first lady and entitled to benefits.

Thomas Thabane married his current wife some two months after Lipolelo was killed.

Neither the prime minister nor his wife, Maesaiah, has commented publicly on allegations of their involvement in the murder.

According to Police Superintendent, Mpiti Mopeli, Police obtained an arrest warrant for the first lady after she failed to report to them.

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