Lesotho’s new Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in. Majoro took the oath at the king’s palace in front of dignitaries.
Veteran politician Tom Thabane finally bowed to pressure and resigned on Tuesday. Thabane and his wife are suspects in 2017 murder of the 80-year-old’s previous wife.
They both deny the allegations. Thabane’s coalition fell apart in parliament on Monday, triggering a political crisis that ultimately ended his rule.
In other news – New dates for the reopening of schools in South Africa
Department of Basic Education (DBE) Minister Angie Motshekga has confirmed that the reopening of schools will take place on 1 June. This will extend to public schools and private/independent schools, Motshekga said. I want to emphasize that as we were planning, as much as we were reporting on different times, schools will reopen on 1 June.
Motshekga said the reopening of schools will start with Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners, with other grades to be phased in overtime. She said the new school calendar will be gazetted shortly to reflect this starting date. The virus has forced us to re-engineer the basic education system,” said Motshekga. “We will work with provinces to make sure that no student is left behind. Motshekga said that teachers are set to return on 25 May, meaning they will have a week to prepare before the first learners arrive back at schools. Read more