İrem GÖL -TDO- Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane announced that he had deployed troops to the streets to restore order. He also alleged some law enforcement authorities for threatening the democratic order. Prime Minister was accused of getting involved in the murder of his wife in 2017. The allegations caused political turmoil in the country. He said on the public television that he had “deployed the army to take control of this situation and take necessary measures against these elements in alignment with the security orders and restore peace and order. This is to avoid putting the nation in danger.”
The army officials detained the commissioner Holomo Molibeli and his deputy Paseka Mokete and another senior police officer. The Prime Minister accused the law enforcement authorities to put the democracy in danger instead of maintaining the order and the democratic rule. He also stated that the army would enforce a 24 days curfew to contain coronavirus pandemic in the country. However, these measures attracted suspicion as there are no recorded cases in the country yet.