Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane steps down – reports

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane has reportedly given in to pressure and resigned his post as leader of the landlocked kingdom.

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane has reportedly stepped down as the leader of the mountain kingdom.

Thabane addressed his Ha Abia constituency on Monday 18 May and revealed he would be stepping down as Prime Minister but not as leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) party.

PRIME MINISTER TOM THABANE ENDS HIS RESISTANCE AND RESIGNS

Lesotho’s Democratic Congress (DC) deputy leader Motlalentoa Letsosa confirmed the nomination of Finance Minister Moeketsi Majoro as the new prime minister had been put to the national council.

The ABC party and the Democratic Congress are forming a new coalition government in Lesotho.

Thabane had been expected to resign by the end of the week but he appeared to be defying the wishes of the new coalition.

LESOTHO AWAITS

Lesotho’s National Council was scheduled to meet on Monday 18 May with the country awaiting an announcement from either Thabane or the King Letsie III.

Source: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/