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Tom Thabane: Prime Minister of Lesotho
Thomas Motsoahae Thabane is a Mosotho politician who was the Prime Minister of Lesotho from June 2017 to May 2020. He also held the office from June 2012 to March 2015. He is leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) political party.

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Lesotho former first lady arrested in murder case

Lesotho's former first lady, Maesaiah Thabane, was arrested on Wednesday over the murder of the previous wife of her husband and former prime minister, Thomas Thabane, police said.
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Lesotho appeal courts revokes bail granted to former leader's wife

Lesotho's Appeal Court on Friday revoked bail which had been granted to the former prime minister Thomas Thabane's wife, who is accused of murdering the leader's previous spouse.
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Case of murdered wife claims turbulent career of veteran Lesotho PM

The murder of his estranged wife during a well-publicised love triangle proved one problem too many for Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who survived repeated security crises to become Lesotho's dominant..
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Lesotho PM, named as suspect in murder case, bows to pressure to quit

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane bowed to pressure to resign on Tuesday, three months after police named him and his current wife as suspects in the murder of his former wife in a case that has..
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Lesotho PM Thomas Thabane resigns, soothing political crisis

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane resigned on Tuesday, removing the main hurdle to resolving a political crisis that engulfed the small southern African mountain kingdom late last year.
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Lesotho prime minister Thomas Thabane resigns

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane resigned on Tuesday as leader of the small southern African mountain kingdom, he announced on the national broadcaster.
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Lesotho PM Thabane will resign by May 22nd: spokesman

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will resign by May 22nd, his spokesman said, adding he knew nothing of a report that the prime minister would hand in his resignation to the king on Wednesday.
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Lesotho PM Thabane says he will resign on Wednesday: report

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will leave office on Wednesday, clearing the way for a solution to a political crisis that erupted late last year, he was quoted as saying in an interview with..
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Lesotho PM Thabane's coalition folds, he leaves on May 22

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's coalition fell apart in parliament on Monday, spelling the end of his tenure and paving the way toward a resolution of a political crisis that has engulfed the..
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Immunity from prosecution for Lesotho PM not part of exit deal-party

Immunity from prosecution for Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane in the murder of his ex-wife was not discussed in the deal to dissolve his government, a spokesman for a partner party in a..
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Lesotho PM Thabane's signature is on deal to dissolve government: Reuters witness

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's signature is among those on a list seen by Reuters of lawmakers who have agreed to dissolve the government and form a new one, ending doubts about whether he has..
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Lesotho's king assents to bill limiting PM Thabane's powers

The king of Lesotho, Letsie III, has assented to legislation that prevents Prime Minister Thomas Thabane from dissolving parliament and calling an election in the event of a vote of no confidence..
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Lesotho parliament moves closer to forcing PM Thabane out of office

Lesotho lawmakers and South African mediators said on Saturday that legislation awaiting assent from the king will see Prime Minister Thabane, suspected of killing his ex-wife, leave office soon,..
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Lesotho PM shows no signs of leaving to defuse crisis

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has said he will not be told when to leave office, a national newspaper reported on Thursday, resisting efforts to defuse a political crisis with the offer of a..
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South Africa bids to end Lesotho crisis with PM's 'immediate' exit

Lesotho's government has agreed with South African mediators and political parties to implement a "dignified retirement" for prime minister Thomas Thabane, a joint statement said on Monday, signalling..
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Lesotho government agrees 'dignified retirement' for PM Thabane

Lesotho's government has agreed with South African mediators and political parties to implement a "dignified retirement" for prime minister Thomas Thabane, a joint statement said on Monday, signalling..
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South Africa tries to ease internal Lesotho tension after PM deploys army

South Africa will pursue talks to restore calm in Lesotho on Monday after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane sent soldiers and armoured vehicles onto the streets of Maseru on Saturday to restore order..
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Lesotho PM seeks immunity from charge of murdering second wife

Lesotho's high court will rule on whether Prime Minister Thomas Thabane can claim immunity from a charge that he murdered his wife prior to marrying his present spouse, a lower court decided on Monday,..
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Lesotho's ruling ABC party wants PM to step down, names successor

Lesotho's ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party wants Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to step down immediately, with chairman Samuel Rapapa ready to take over, the party spokesman said on Monday.
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Lesotho PM in court on suspicion of murdering wife, requests immunity

Lesotho's high court will decide if Prime Minister Thomas Thabane can claim immunity from a charge that he murdered his wife prior to marrying his present spouse in a case that has gripped this tiny..
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Prime minister leaves Lesotho, avoids being charged with murdering wife

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane left the country, skipping a court appearance on Friday at which he was expected to be charged with murdering his estranged wife.
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Lesotho police: If PM tries to flee justice, we will issue arrest warrant

If it is established that Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is trying to flee justice, then the police will issue an arrest warrant, the country's deputy police commissioner said on Friday.
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Lesotho PM, due in court over first wife's death, travels to South Africa

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane failed to appear in court on Friday in connection with the killing of his first wife, and his son said he had traveled to South Africa to see a doctor - but had..
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Lesotho PM misses court date over wife's death

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane had not turned up for a court appearance over his wife's death two hours after the hearing was meant to start on Friday, and police said they were unsure of his..
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Lesotho PM Thabane has gone to South Africa to see a doctor: son

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has gone to South Africa to see a doctor, his son told Reuters, after Thabane missed a court appearance over his former wife's death.
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Lesotho PM faces charge of murdering first wife, says to step down

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the murder of his late wife, the deputy police commissioner said on Thursday, the latest twist in a love triangle murder case that has..
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Lesotho's prime minister to be charged with murdering wife: police

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is to be charged with the murder of his former wife, the deputy police commissioner said on Thursday.
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Lesotho PM's wife in court charged with killing his previous wife

The wife of Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane appeared in court on Wednesday charged with murdering his previous wife two days before he took office in 2017.
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Wife of Lesotho prime minister charged with murder of his previous spouse

Lesotho police have charged Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's wife with the murder of his previous spouse, the South African Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday.
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Lesotho PM Thabane says he intends to resign: SABC

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane announced his intention to resign on Thursday, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported.
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