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The embattled prime minister of Lesotho has ordered an investigation into rivals in his own All Basotho Convention or ABC party – who he says are plotting to topple the government.
Thomas Thabane – who is accused of playing a role in the murder of his estranged wife, described the MPs’ action as terrorism.
Senior ABC members say they have joined opposition groups in a coalition and are ready to form a government.
The prime minister’s estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane was gunned down in 2017. At the time she was involved in bitter divorce proceedings with the prime minister.
In February his current wife, Maesaiah Thabane, was charged with the murder and after Mr Thabane was also linked to the killing, he offered to step down by the end of July.
(c) BBC Africa