The Prime Minister Of The Kingdom Of Lesotho Ordered The Troops To Take The Streets
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Thomas Motsoahe Tabane, ordered the deployment of army units throughout the country to "restore peace and order," according to the South African radio station Eyewitness.
"Some individuals and entire institutions are attacking the authorities that ensure stability and democracy in the country," the head of government said in a speech on national television." That's why we decided to deploy the army to restore peace and order."
The current actions of Thomas Motsoahae Thabane followed the next day after the constitutional court of Lesotho ruled that the Prime Minister's decision to suspend the work of Parliament is "irrational." At the same time, on April 17, the court banned the Prime Minister from resigning police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli, who is leading the investigation into allegations against Thomas Motsoahe Tabane of possible involvement in the murder of his first wife. The latter, Lipolelo Tabane, was shot dead in the summer of 2017 by unknown persons two days before her husband took office as Prime Minister of Lesotho.
The current wife of Tabane Mezaya, who is being held in this case, was charged last March with involvement in the murder of Lipolelo Tabane. On February 20, 80-year-old Tabane announced that he will leave the post of head of government on July 31 this year due to reaching old age.
The Kingdom of Lesotho, located in southern Africa, is a constitutional monarchy. The king appoints the country's Prime Minister, who is the leader of a political party or coalition based on a majority in the lower house of Parliament. Tomas Motsoahae Thabane holds the post of head of government from the summer of 2017.