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Lesotho's Thabane's Wife Shot Dead

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The wife of Lesotho Prime Minister elect Tom Thabane has been shot dead, just ahead of his inauguration on Friday.

This threatens to throw the mountain kingdom into new turmoil.  

Thabane won the elections earlier this month.  

The vote was called three years early following a vote of no confidence against Pakalitha Mosisili.

It followed years of instability in Lesotho. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the SADC facilitator for Lesotho, is due to go to Maseru for Friday's inauguration.

It's not clear how the killing of Thabane's wife will affect proceedings.


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