Lesotho ex-PM Thomas Thabane charged with murdering wife
┬áLesotho’s former prime minister, Thomas Thabane, has been charged with the murder of his estranged wife in a case that has shocked the southern African highland kingdom.
His current wife, Maesaiah Thabane, who has also been charged over the murder, sat beside him as the charges against them were read out at a preliminary court interview in closed chambers at the High Court of Lesotho.
Maesaiah Thabane, 43, and the former prime minister, now 82, have both denied involvement in the killing.
Clad in a navy blue pin-striped suit and a light blue shirt, Thomas Thabane sat calmly next to his wife, who wore a maroon dress and a straw hat, as the charges were read out.
Lesotho ex-PM Thomas Thabane charged with murdering wife
Lipolelo Thabane was shot dead as she sat in her car near her home in the capital, Maseru, days before Thomas Thabane was sworn in as prime minister in June 2017.
They had been going through an acrimonious divorce at the time of her death.
Source: BBC