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Lesotho politics: Prime minister under pressure to resign

Members of the governing All Basotho Convention party want him gone and have nominated a successor.

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is under renewed pressure to resign after appearing in court over the alleged murder of his estranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane.

Members of his party and the opposition want Thabane to step down before his planned retirement in July.

They say his departure will end the political instability that has crippled Lesotho as it struggles with widespread poverty and unemployment.

Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from the capital, Maseru.