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Murder Charge: Lesotho PM Fails To Appear In Court, Claims Ill-Health

On this file photograph taken on August 19, 2017 Prime Minister of Lesotho, Thomas Motsoahae Thabane is seated on the Opening Session of the 37th Southern African Improvement Neighborhood (SADC) Summit of Heads of State and Authorities on the OR Tambo Constructing in Pretoria. GULSHAN KHAN / AFP


Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who was as a result of be charged with the homicide of his estranged spouse, failed to look in court docket on Friday on medical grounds, an aide mentioned.

“He is not attending court, he has gone for a medical check-up in South Africa,” his private secretary Thabo Thakalekoala informed AFP, including it’s a “routine” medical test.

Thabane left the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho on Thursday, the identical day that police introduced he was due Friday to look earlier than a Justice of the Peace for homicide fees to be formally learn out to him.

Earlier on Friday the PM had introduced on the state broadcaster that he would stop workplace by the tip of July as a result of previous age.

The 80-year-old is accused of getting acted “in common purpose” within the June 2017 killing by unknown assailants of Lilopelo Thabane, 58, then his spouse.

The killing occurred two days earlier than the premier took the oath of workplace following elections.

His present spouse Maesaiah Thabane, 42, who he married two months after Lipolelo’s demise, has additionally been charged with the identical homicide of her rival.

The demise shook the landlocked kingdom of Lesotho, which is totally surrounded by South Africa.

In his inaugural speech, Thabane described his spouse’s homicide as a “senseless killing”.



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