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Tight police presence outside court ahead of Lesotho PM Thabane’s appearance

Tom Thabane is expected in court where he will be charged with murder, attempted murder, and malicious damage to property.

In this file photo taken on 31 May 2017 Lesotho political party All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader Prime Minister Tom Thabane gives an interview to Agence France-Presse at his residence in Maseru. Picture: AFP

MASERU - Lesotho police said they would be maintaining a strong presence at the Maseru Magistrates Court on Friday morning where Prime Minister Tom Thabane is expected to appear.

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Thabane is expected in court where he will be charged with murder, attempted murder, and malicious damage to property.

His supporters are also expected to gather in Maseru to rally behind the embattled prime minister.

Police spokesperson Mpiti Mopeli said: “Police will be deployed in a and around Maseru Magistrates Court where the prime minister is expected to appear in court today. We, therefore, appeal to everyone planning to disrupt order to desist from doing so.”

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