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Lesotho

Thomas Motsoahae Thabane

Date of Birth: 28 May 1939
Place of Birth: Maseru, Lesotho


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Prime Minister Majoro to change political rules after winning confidence vote

Many of these ABC activists are allies of former premier Thomas Thabane who had been forced out of office in May 2020 due to the furore after his wife Lipolelo Thabane was shot dead three years earlier (AC Vol 63 No 5 Power struggle intensifies as Thabane goes on trial & AC Vol 61 No 9 Thabane out of time)...

The conduct of this murder case and the charges against Maesaiah and Thomas Thabane are critical to the latest political machinations...


Power struggle intensifies as Thabane goes on trial

Allies of former leader Thomas Thabane in the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party are trying to take over the government in Maseru by organising a no-confidence vote on incumbent Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro...


Noisy neighbours

In 2014 then President Jacob Zuma appointed his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa special envoy to Lesotho to monitor the politics including former Prime Minister Tom Thabane's tumultuous rule...


Thabane out of time

The cornered Prime Minister Thomas Thabane continues to cling to office but looks to have run out of options...


A diversion for the premier

One person who may have welcomed the coronavirus was Prime Minster Thomas Thabane who was in a terminal political crisis when it struck...


The soldiers return

It follows the killing in May of businessman Thabiso 'Alex' Tšosane another close ally of former Premier Tom Thabane who earlier sought refuge in South Africa...


Polls fail to relieve tension

The ceremonies were the only uncontentious aspect of the change in government as Thomas Thabane's coalition gave way to a new governing alliance under Pakalitha Mosisili who was Prime Minister for 15 years until Thabane beat him at the polls in 2012...


Trouble in the neighbourhood

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has returned to Maseru after fleeing the country after a claimed attempt by Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli the army chief he had just sacked to take power on 30 August...


Mice at play

While Mugabe was in China South Africa unilaterally reinstated the Prime Minister of Lesotho Motsoahae Thomas Thabane who had fled to his neighbour on 30 August after a coup attempt...


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