Lesotho’s newly elected Prime Minister’s wife shot dead

first_imgLesotho’s new Prime Minister has lost his wife after she was allegedly shot on Wednesday, ahead of his inauguration on Friday report SABC.Tom Thabane won the elections early this month after the country held elections three years early following a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili.Lipolelo Thabane, 58, whose divorce with Thabane was yet to be finalised by the High Court, was about to enter the gate of her home when a gunman opened fire, killing her instantly. A friend she was with was seriously injured and was reported to be in a critical condition at a local hospital, according to News24.Police spokesperson Clifford Molefe confirmed the incident but declined to give more details but no arrests have been made so far.Lesotho plunged into a political crisis following a failed coup attempt in 2014, prompting Thabane to flee to South Africa, saying he feared for his life. Thabane returned home early this year with two other opposition leaders, vowing to win back power. In March this year, the mountain kingdom again faced a fresh crisis after parliament passed a vote of no confidence in outgoing Prime Minister Pakalithi Mosisili, reports News 24.last_img