Moeketsi Majoro sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Lesotho

After the resignation of the former Prime Minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, the landlocked country gets its new Prime Minister on May 20.

Moeketsi Majoro, the 59-year-old former Finance Minister sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho at the palace in the capital city of Maseru.

Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro is to begin his first full day in the office on May 21. Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro said that his immediate focus is keeping the nation safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing poverty and unemployment in the small landlocked country surrounded by South Africa from all sides.

Former Prime Minister during Majoro’s swearing-in ceremony apologized for his shortcomings over the last three years as Prime Minister.

Thomas Thabane resigned abruptly on May 19 after months of resisting pressure from a governing coalition to step down amid allegations of being involved in the murder of his ex-wife, Lipolelo Thabane, in 2017.

His current wife, Maesaiah Thabane is also charged with the crime and is currently out on bail.

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