Tom Thabane

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Tom Thabane
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5th Prime Minister of Lesotho
In office
16 June 2017 – 20 May 2020
MonarchLetsie III
Preceded byPakalitha Mosisili
Succeeded byMoeketsi Majoro
In office
8 June 2012 – 17 March 2015
MonarchLetsie III
Preceded byPakalitha Mosisili
Succeeded byPakalitha Mosisili
Personal details
Born (1939-05-28) 28 May 1939 (age 81)
Maseru, Basutoland (now Lesotho)
Political partyLesotho Congress for Democracy (Before 2006)
All Basotho Convention (2006–present)
Spouse(s)3 wives, including 'Maesaih Thabane
Children5
EducationUniversity of South Africa (BA)

Thomas Motsoahae "Tom" Thabane (born 28 May 1939)[1] is a Mosotho politician who was Prime Minister of Lesotho from June 2017 until May 2020. Previously he was Prime Minister from June 2012 to March 2015. He is leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) political party.

In 2020, Thabane came under pressure to step down due to his alleged involvement in his ex-wife's murder. Thabane resigned on 20 May 2020.[2] Finance minister Moeketsi Majoro succeeded him.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Index Ta-Ti". rulers.org. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  2. "Thomas Thabane resigns as Lesotho prime minister". BBC News. 19 May 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  3. "Lesotho's new Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro sworn in". SABC News. 20 May 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.