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Lesotho Prime Minister in surprise court appearance as lawyers seek immunity

Maseru, Lesotho (CNN)Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane made a surprise appearance in a court in Maseru on Monday but will not be charged with murder and attempted murder until a constitutional question is settled, a magistrate ruled.Police had earlier said they wanted to charge the Prime Minister with the murder of his former wife, Lipolelo Thabane who was killed outside her home in the capital Maseru in 2017. His legal team, however, convinced magistrate Phethise Motanyane to refer the matter to the High Court (sitting as the Constitutional Court), because, as Prime Minister, Thabane may have immunity from prosecution. No date has been set for that hearing.The 80-year-old looked at the ground for much of the proceedings flanked by Fi ...