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A TWIST TO THE MURDER CASE: Lesotho's late first Lady Lipolelo Thabane

Lesotho’s former first lady, Lipolele Thabane was shot dead on the outskirts of Maseru, a few hours after she had agreed to divorce her husband, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane.

Lipolele had met with Teboho Mojapela earlier that day and: “She said ‘I am ready to free him, I just want to be looked after" Mojapela said. Thato Sibolla, who was her friend and confidante happened to have been present at the meeting, confirmed the above statement.

It is apparent that gunmen ambushed Lipolelo, 58, on her way home driving through the outskirts of the capital Maseru on June 14, 2017. Thato Sibolla was with her. A few days after this, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, was sworn in for a second term and a couple of months down the line (two months to be exact) he tied the knot with Maesaiah Liabiloe Thabane.

In February, police charged Maesaiah with the murder in and named the Prime Minister was informally charged as a suspect, and of course, they both denied having any involvement whatsoever. 

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his wife Maesaiah Thabane refused to be interviewed while the case is pending and their lawyer confirmed that they were under instruction not to speak to the media.

Thabo Thakalekoala who is the prime minister’s private secretary said: “He’s waiting for the police to lodge a complaint to court so that he can clear his name. Maesaiah’s adviser (Manama Letsie said: ” First lady Maesaiah also “wants to present her side of the story, but she has already been found guilty in the public (opinion) court.”

Source: Dispatch Afrika

Pictures: AL Jeera

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Lesotho Lipolele Thabane Lipolelo Teboho Mojapela Thomas Thabane


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