Lesotho PM orders investigation of rivals

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The embattled prime minister of Lesotho has ordered an investigation of rivals in his own All Basotho Convention) ABC) party – who he accused of plotting to topple the government.

Thomas Thabane – who is accused of playing a role in the murder of his estranged wife, described the MPs’ action as terrorism.

Senior ABC members say they have joined opposition groups in a coalition and are ready to form a government.

The Prime Minister’s estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane was gunned down in 2017, at the time she was involved in bitter divorce proceedings with the Prime Minister.

In February, his current wife, Maesaiah Thabane, was charged with the murder and after Mr Thabane was also linked to the killing, he offered to step down by the end of July.

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