Moeketsi Majoro sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister
- Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as Lesotho’s prime minister following the resignation of his embattled predecessor, Thomas Thabane.
- Thabane’s decision to step down on Tuesday came amid mounting pressure over a case in which he and his current wife are suspected of involvement in the 2017 murder of his estranged wife. They both deny this.
- Thabane attended Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony at the royal palace of King Letsie III, handing his successor a copy of the constitution to formally signal the transfer of power.
- The men tapped elbows instead of shaking hands, and Majoro wore a face mask as a precaution against coronavirus.
- “I will be a true and faithful prime minister, so help me God,” said Majoro, who previously worked as an executive director at the International Monetary Fund.
- Majoro, who was first appointed into cabinet by Thabane in 2013, promised on Wednesday to usher in “a new version” of leadership and “bring back their (people’s) trust to the government”.
- Majoro will serve out Thabane’s remaining term before the next round of elections in 2022.
- Lesotho officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is an enclaved country within the border of South Africa.
- Lesotho is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) and has a population of around 2 million.
- Independance- 4th October 1966
- Capital– Maseru
- Currency– Lesotho loti
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