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Lesotho Prime Minister to resign, after his coalition collapsed over ex-wife murder accusations

The Prime Minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane is expected to hand his resignation letter to King Letsie II today. This comes after his governmental coalition fell apart in parliament on Monday, and he was required to step down to make way for a new government.

The Prime Minister has been under pressure to resign after he was accused by police for conspiring with his current wife to murder his ex-wife. The prime minister and his wife both deny any involvement.

Reuters reports that Thabane's Spokesperson, Thabo Thakalekoala said that the Prime Minister would leave office by the 22nd of May. All parties have reportedly agreed on the current Finance Minster Moeketsi Maggiore to replace Thabane.

The Minister of Communication, Science and Technology; Chief Thesele Maseribane has commended Members of Parliament for engaging in peaceful transition, adding that, " The new coalition will be formed, which is expected to proceed with the mandate of the government, thus to implement the budget and ensure that the national reforms see the light."  

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