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’Maesaih released on bail

First Lady released on bail

Feb. 5, 2020 1 min read

MASERU – First Lady ’Maesaih Thabane was on Wednesday granted a M1 000 bail by the High Court after she appeared before the Maseru Magistrate’s Court earlier that day where she was charged with murder.

’Maesaih is accused of the murder of Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane’s estranged wife, Lipolelo, on June 14, 2017. She is also accused of the attempted murder of the woman who was with Lipolelo at the time of attack, Thato Sibolla. 

Sibolla escaped the attack with serious gunshot wounds.


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’Maesaiah handed herself over at the police headquarters on Tuesday morning after being posted on the wanted list by the police. She is said to have resurfaced in South Africa after she skipped the country to escape arrest.

Police had issued a warrant for her arrest after she failed to report herself for questioning in connection with Lipolelo’s death.

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