Lesotho Police Question Prime Minister’s Wife About Murder

(Bloomberg) --

Police in Lesotho are questioning Maesiah Thabane, Prime Minister Tom Thabane’s wife, in connection with the murder of his second spouse in 2017, Harvest Radio reported, citing spokesman Mpiti Mopeli.

She will remain in custody for the next 48 hours, pending a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions to press charges, Paseka Mokete, the deputy commissioner of the police’s Criminal Investigation Division, told reporters in the capital, Maseru.

Maesiah Thabane, who married the prime minister about two months after the slaying, had been on the run after a warrant for her arrest was issued last month.

The killing, two days before Thabane’s inauguration, was initially blamed on unidentified gunmen. Details later emerged implicating Thabane and Maesiah, his third wife, in court documents filed by Lesotho’s police commissioner, Holomo Molibeli.

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