Wife of Incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Shot Dead, Power FM Says

The wife of Lesotho’s incoming prime minister, Tom Thabane, was shot dead Wednesday night, a day before his inauguration, Power FM reported.

Dipolelo Thabane was shot when entering her home, the Johannesburg-based broadcaster reported, citing Samonyelo Ntsekele, general secretary of Thabane’s All Basotho Convention. Dipolelo was Thabane’s second wife, and he currently lives with his third, it said.

Tom Thabane
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Thabane is supposed to be sworn into office in the capital, Maseru, on June 16. A coalition of four parties led by Thabane’s ABC won 63 parliamentary seats in the 120-seat National Assembly while the ruling Democratic Congress, led by Pakalitha Mosisili, secured 30 seats.

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