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Opposition wants Thabane out

Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane

Jan. 14, 2020 2 min read

MASERU - Opposition parties in parliament have strongly condemned the prevailing political situation, calling for the immediate resignation of the prime minister and his cabinet.

This surfaced at a press briefing that was held in Maseru on Monday after police last week issued a warrant for the arrest of the First Lady ’Maesiah Thabane for the murder of the PM’s other wife Lipolelo Thabane.

After police summoned her to the police headquarters last week, ’Maesiah disappeared and she has been missing.
Reading a combined statement by opposition parties, Democratic Congress (DC) leader, Mathibeli Mokhothu said while they appreciated a number of efforts by government such as reform processes, though a slow one but things had taken a new twist requiring an urgent solution to be taken.
Therefore: “We urge the PM and all in government to resign as soon as possible. Let us go back in Parliament, figure out means, ways and consensus of running affairs of the public for the better. ”


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He said there had been a number of factors indicating that government was unable to deliver its mandate such as issues relating to wool and mohair and judiciary systems to mention but a few.
Sharing similar views, leader of Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) Mothetjoa Metsing said certain senior officials in government had on different platforms came out on the open to agree that things were not as good as they seemed.
For his part, the Movement for Economic Change’s Selibe Mochoboroane appealed to police to continue working hard to uphold the rule of law and ensure that all suspects were brought before the courts of law.

Former PM, Pakalitha Mosisili, also attended the press conference.

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