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When will the ‘aged and tired’ Tom Thabane retire?

It’s still unclear whether Lesotho’s Prime Minister Tom Thabane is retiring, but he’s told media that its time younger people take over.

FILE: Thomas Thabane, leader of All Basotho Convention (ABC), greets supporters in Maseru on 27 May, 2012 a day after the people of Lesotho went to the polls in National Assembly Elections. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG – It's still not clear when Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane will retire but he said he had aged and was tired and tat younger people must take over.

Thabane delivered a statement on Friday after factions of his party, who had been at loggerheads for a year, united.

The faction that was led by deputy leader Professor Nqosa Mahao called for Thabane to step down after police released documents implicating him in the killing of his wife Lipolelo.

But following the unity talks, Mahoa said that it was up to Thabane to decide when he's going.

"He doesn’t come out clearly in his speech. The question of making the decision of whether he is retiring from government is a matter that will be resolved within the executive that is the government of Lesotho."

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