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Thabane resigns

Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane

May 19, 2020 2 min read

MASERU - Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane has finally resigned, vacating office for finance minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro.

Officially announcing his resignation on Tuesday, Thabane said earlier this year when he voluntarily announced his decision to step down by July 31, he did so with all sincerity and full conviction.

“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven, a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which was planted,” he said.
Due to the deeply entrenched political polarisation in society, he said some decided to use his announcement for political gain, while others resigned themselves into further entrenching divisions among Basotho.

His pre-occupation as premier for the past three years he said has been to build stable and resilient government institutions and improve the livelihoods of Basotho, as well as assure every Mosotho of a secure future.

He said as a result of their relentless efforts, the National reforms Authority (NRA) is now in place, hence the process of comprehensive national reforms will now come to fruition in the near future.  

He said serving as prime minister has been the greatest privilege and honour bestowed upon him, expressing his profound gratitude to Basotho for the trust they had in him to lead them.


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After the 2017 general elections, Thabane through his All Basotho Convention (ABC) formed a coalition government with Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki’s Alliance of Democrats (AD), Basotho National Party (BNP) led by Chief Thesele ’Maseribane and Keketso Rantšo’s Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL).

Thabane and his new wife ’Maesaiah face murder charges of his estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane.

Lipolelo was gunned down at her Ha ’Masana home on the outskirts of Maseru in June 2017, two days before Thabane’s inauguration.

After appearing before the Maseru Magistrate’s Court on the same charges earlier this year, ’Maesaiah was later released on bail by the High Court.

 

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