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Vol 63 No 21

Published 20th October 2022


Populist Matekane promises reforms

The newly elected Prime Minister vows a reset for Lesotho, but he lacks a majority and must address conflicts of interest

Business mogul Sam Matekane is switching his corporate suit for political office as he takes over as Lesotho's new Prime Minister, and is promising populist changes. But he faces a daunting task after the failure to implement much-needed reforms to the political system ahead of last week's election.

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