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Lesotho's first lady still at large as court to rule on arrest warrant

She's wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Prime Minister Tom Thabane's second wife Lipolelo in 2017.

FILE: Lesotho prime Minister Thomas Thabane (L), leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) political party, his wife 'Ma Isaiah Ramoholi Thabane and Zambian President Edgar Lungu (R) attend Thabane's inauguration on June 16, 2017 in Maseru. Lesotho's new prime minister took office at the head of a coalition government, three years after he was targeted by a putsch and two days after the murder of his estranged wife. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The Lesotho high court will hear First Lady Maesiah Thabane's application for her warrant of arrest to be set aside.

She's wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Prime Minister Tom Thabane's second wife Lipolelo in 2017.

The allegations have sparked outrage against Thabane and calls for him to step down are mounting.

She’s still at large despite police asking her to report to them.

She told local media that she feared for her life and she believed that police would victimise her following a fallout between commissioner Holomo Molibeli and Thabane.

But the allegations have led her husband’s party to call for his resignation.

Speculation is now rife that Tuesday’s coalition cabinet meeting is discussing that resignation.

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