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Lesotho: Thabane resignation must not mean immunity from charges over murder of ex-wife


Thabane has stepped down as Prime Minister He faces charges related to shooting of his ex-wife in 2017 Concerns remain over safety of witnesses in murder case – one has died in mysterious circumstances ‘The wheels of justice have not turned fast enough in this scandalous case while Thabane was in power - they must do so now’ – Deprose Muchena The departure of former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane from office should not give him immunity for his alleged complicity in the murder of his ex-wife, Lipolelo Thabane, Amnesty International said today, as Thabane handed over power to Moeketsi Majoro

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