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Lesotho’s new Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro sworn-in

Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister following the resignation of Thomas Thabane who is accused of conspiring in the murder of his wife.

Majoro, 58, took the took oath of office at a ceremony at the royal palace of King Letsie III in the small southern African kingdom, pledging “I will be a true and faithful prime minister, so help me God”.

Majoro, who was previously finance minister, will stay in charge until scheduled elections in June 2022.

It was only the third time that power has changed hands peacefully in Lesotho’s history since independence from Britain in 1966.

(AFP)

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