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Thomas Thabane sworn in as Lesotho prime minister

Thomas Thabane has officially been sworn in as prime minister of Lesotho. 

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His inauguration comes mere days after the death of his estranged wife, Lipolelo Alice Thabane (58).



She was shot dead in her home village of Ha Masanga as she was driving home with a friend.



Thousands of Basotho and dignitaries attended the inauguration of the prime minister elect at the Setsoto Stadium on 16 June in Maseru. 



Thabane was sworn in as the mountain Kingdom's Prime Minister for a second time as he replaced Pakalitha Mosisili in just less than two years. 



South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as well as regional international leaders attended the ceremony. 



There was heightened security amid fears some elements of the army may try to sabotage the ceremony. 


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