Sunday, April 19, 2020

Lesotho's PM, Thomas Thabane sends army into streets

Lesotho's prime minister, who is accused of murdering his estranged wife, has deployed the army on the streets to "restore order".

In a TV address, Thomas Thabane accused unnamed law enforcement elements of seeking to undermine democracy.

The decision comes a day after the constitutional court ruled against his decision to suspend parliament.

The prime minister has so far resisted pressure to resign over the killing of his then-wife Lipolelo Thabane in 2017.

The case has shocked many in the small landlocked kingdom, which is entirely surrounded by South Africa.