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Charges dropped against Lesotho ex-PM Thabane over murder of estranged wife

Charges dropped against Lesotho ex-PM Thabane over murder of estranged wife

LESOTHO'S director of public prosecutions dropped the charges against former prime minister Thomas Thabane and his wife Maesaiah Thabane over the murder of his estranged wife in a case that shocked the country five years ago. The duo were charged with the murder of Lipolelo Thabane, who was shot dead near her home in the capital Maseru days before he was sworn in as premier in June 2017. Maesaiah Thabane, 44, and the former premier, now 83, were both present in the High Court on Tuesday when a lawyer representing the director of public prosecutions said the charges against them…
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