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Moeketsi Majoro sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister

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Moeketsi Majoro sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister

On May 20, 2020, Moeketsi Majoro (58) has been sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister (PM) after Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, who has stepped down as prime minister following months of pressure after he was named as a suspect in the 2017 murder of his ex-wife Lipolelo.

Key Points:

i.Majoro, who was previously served as the finance minister of the country, took the oath at the king’s palace in front of dignitaries.

ii.Majoro, a former senior IMF official, now entrusted with the work of uniting a fractious political elite in a country that has damaged several coups since independence from Britain in 1966.

iii.Thabane & his current wife Maesaiah, with whom he was living at the time of the murder, was charged in connection with the killing in February.
Mr Thabane, who served as prime minister from 2012 to 2015 and from 2017 to 2020, belongs to the All Basotho Convention (ABC) party. He is one of Africa’s oldest leaders and has spent most of his working life as a politician.

About Lesotho:
Capital– Maseru
Currency– Lesotho loti