Maesaiah Thabane, the head of the government of the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, which is surrounded by South Africa, has been in hiding since January. The competent authority announced today in the capital Maseru. She said she would spend the night in a detention center cell until the prosecution decides what to do next.
In a very special political crime thriller, the police searched for her by questioning to question her about the murder of the former wife of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. The reason for the investigation is the death of his former wife Lipolelo. She was shot dead in June 2017, just before Thabane’s second term.
A legal dispute preceded her death, in which she had her status as wife of the Prime Minister and the resulting claims confirmed. Thabane had married his current wife a few weeks after her death. He himself came under political pressure as a result of the investigation and announced that he would step down.