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Lesotho First Lady Maesaiah Thabane Charged With Murdering Rival

The wife of the prime minister of Lesotho has been charged with murdering his previous wife.

Earlier First Lady Maesaiah Thabane handed herself in to be questioned by police in the southern African mountain kingdom.

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has also been questioned about the killing.

His estranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane, was shot dead outside her home in the capital Maseru two days before his inauguration in 2017.

The couple were involved in bitter divorce proceedings at the time.

The attack was originally blamed on unknown armed men, but recent court papers filed by the country’s police commissioner, Holomo Molibeli, have raised further questions.

A warrant of arrest of was issued for 42-year-old Maesaiah Thabane on 10 January after she disappeared.

Source: BBC

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