Image copyright AFP Image caption Prime Minister Thomas Thabane (R) attended his inauguration with his current wife Police in Lesotho are appealing for help to trace Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s current wife who they want to question over the 2017 murder of his then-estranged wife. Maesaiah Thabane has not been charged, but police want to…

Newly appointed Lesotho prime Minister Thomas Thabane (C), leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) political party, his wife

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Prime Minister Thomas Thabane (R) attended his inauguration alongside with his unique wife

Police in Lesotho are moving for support to hint Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s unique wife who they wish to quiz over the 2017 assassinate of his then-estranged wife.

Maesaiah Thabane has no longer been charged, however police wish to discuss to her about Lipolelo Thabane’s killing, a executive spokesman informed the BBC.

The highest minister has additionally failed to answer to police questions, he added.

The couple personal no longer but commented on a case that has induced great intrigue.

Lipolelo Thabane modified into once shot pointless two days sooner than Mr Thabane modified into once sworn in as top minister of the mountain kingdom.

The girls were occupied with a obedient fight over who ought to be first girl.

The courts ruled in favour of Lipolelo Thabane, who modified into once gunned down delivery air her home strategy the capital, Maseru.

Mr Thabane described his estranged wife’s killing as “senseless” in his inaugural speech as top minister in June 2017.

He modified into once accompanied to the ceremony by Maesaiah Thabane. A priest married the couple about two months later at a public ceremony at a stadium in the capital, Maseru.

Mr Thabane and Lipolelo Thabane were occupied with a bitter divorce fight on the time of her assassinate.

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Lipolelo Thabane modified into once gunned down strategy her home

Every the highest minister and his wife are persons of ardour to police investigating the assassinate, reports the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani from neighbouring South Africa.

The governing celebration and the opposition personal demanded Mr Thabane’s resignation.

Police visited the couple’s home on Friday to explore Maesaiah Thabane, however she modified into once no longer unique.

She modified into once “quiet at natty” and, if most well-known, police would question Interpol for support to arrest her, executive spokesman Nthakeng Selinyane informed BBC Focal point on Africa.

Police chief implicates top minister

The highest minister had additionally been invited by police to “exhibit the horrible usage of his mobile [phone] handset in verbal change with persons who were on the [murder] scene,” Mr Selinyane stated.

“He has no longer attain forward,” the chief spokesman added.

The controversy first broke out closing week when police chief Holomo Molibeli implicated Mr Thabane in the assassinate.

He made the allegation in court paperwork no longer easy the highest minister’s makes an are attempting to grab away him from office.

Amongst the court papers, considered by AFP info company, modified into once a reproduction of a letter, dated 23 December 2019, that the police chief wrote to Mr Thabane saying: “The investigations recount that there modified into once a telephonic verbal change on the scene of the crime in quiz… with one other cell phone. The cell phone number belongs to you.”

The highest minister’s spokesman, Relebohile Moyeye, informed AFP on the time that Mr Thabane had no longer bought the letter so would possibly per chance per chance no longer negate on it.

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