Tom Thabane

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Tom Thabane said : “King Moshoeshoe I left this country at peace and we also want to see it at peace,” External link

thepost-ls Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “It is our hope that one day Lesotho will be a country of peace and tranquility,” External link

thepost-ls Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Our United Nations should be an organisation that protects the sovereignty of its member states and prevents interference in the affairs of other states,” “It should be the United Nations that is not indifferent to the people of Western Sahara who have yearned for independence for scores of years but to no avail” External link

thepost-ls Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane agreed ( about Lesotho Congress ) : “Lesotho is in dire need of talks” External link

thepost-ls Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane states : “I now therefore invite you to make representations, showing cause, if any, why I cannot proceed as indicated above. Your written representations, if any, should reach my office within a period of seven days after receipt hereof,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “They (ABC MPs) have assured me that they will not take part in toppling the government which they are a part of; a government they worked so hard to establish,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “And if any part of their bodies is the problem, then that part should be removed by using a knife,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “On the basis of the afore-going, I found it imperative as the head of government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to come to the rescue and preserve the reputation of the judiciary, which is likely to be eroded if not addressed on time. You are hereby directed to ‘show cause’ why I may not recommend that you be suspended from your office, in terms of Section 125 (7) of the constitution of Lesotho, pending investigations to be made on your competency as the president and the justice of the Court of Appeal,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The construction of the firms will not only create jobs but it will also bring some major developments to the community such as roads, technology, water supply and electricity connection,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, July 26, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “On the basis of the afore-going, I found it imperative as the head of government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to come to the rescue and preserve the reputation of the judiciary… You are hereby directed to ‘show cause’ why I may not recommend that you be suspended from your office…pending investigations to be made on your competency as the president and the justice of the Court of Appeal,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I exhausted all avenues to try and bring peace within the party,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “There is this young man who is spreading the propaganda that he is my son in law,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I did not form the ABC for sons-in-law. I formed it for Basotho. I did not know before that Hlaele married my daughter because he wanted to inherit this party,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “There is this person who goes by the name of Prof Mahao. Tell that person to stay out of my business. I am not interested in his family matters. I do not know his wife and I do not want to know anything about her. But now that he has started the wives talk, I am going to learn more about his wife….,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “On the basis of the afore-going, I found it imperative as the head of government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to come to the rescue and preserve the reputation of the judiciary, which is likely to be eroded if not addressed on time. You are hereby directed to ‘show cause’ why I may not recommend that you be suspended from your office, in terms of Section 125 (7) of the constitution of Lesotho, pending investigations to be made on your competency as the president and the justice of the Court of Appeal,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The situation today has gone way beyond our wildest expectations to sort out problems that were beginning to look intractable. Those problems have been solved through diplomacy and the ability of the honourable president of South Africa and have become yesterday’s tale,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “On the basis of the afore-going I found it imperative as the head of government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to come to the rescue and preserve the reputation of the judiciary, which is likely to be eroded if not addressed on time. You are hereby directed to ‘show cause’ why I may not recommend that you be suspended from your office, in terms of Section 125 (7) of the constitution of Lesotho, pending investigations to be made on your competency as the president and the justice of the Court of Appeal,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Mahao must stop talking about my wife. I don’t know his wife and am not interested to know her,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, July 12, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “This should have been sealed a long time ago but is still moving slowly,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, July 12, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane states : “I confirm that following the judgement of this court delivered on 12 June (which confirmed the February ABC election of the new NEC), the new NEC had its first sitting on 26 June 2019 and not at any other date before then,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The government will ensure that all the farmers who have not been paid get their money,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, June 28, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “If he does not pay, then I will not get any reason why he is still the commissioner? Why is he still there?” External link

thepost-ls Friday, June 28, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “There is reasonable likelihood that your continued employment with the National University of Lesotho, whilst you remain the President of the Court of Appeal, might compromise your independence, impartiality, integrity and competency as a Judicial Officer,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, June 21, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I have said it before and I will say it again that the pending cases should be withdrawn from the courts of law. I would also like to inform the courts that I, as the leader of ABC do not agree with the idea of dragging the ABC into the courts of law,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I promise that as long I am the Prime Minister I will make sure that the bridges are built,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 31, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “These radio stations make money through you when you exchange bitter words in the media,” “They generate money when you make calls to their radio stations” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 31, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The truth that we cannot deny is that the ABC’s elective conference was marred by controversy and even on the day of the election we received a court order that one of the candidates (Prof Mahao) must be allowed to contest in the elections,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I am gravely concerned about the way ABC cadres are handling their issues,” External link

lestimes Friday, May 24, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The name-calling within the party and hurtful utterances happened in the heat of politics and I ask that we forgive each other and forget. Let us now deliberate on how best we can take our party forward,” External link

lestimes Friday, May 24, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “It is not the courts of law that can bring a solution to our political differences. Please stop dragging your issues to the courts,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 17, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “God has blessed us and we are back in power. But we are hardly two years into power and yet the signs of our (impending) demise are clear. The opposition is happy because they see their opportunity to get back into power,” External link

lestimes Friday, May 10, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I wonder what these people peddling this type of talk have noticed that we as the ABC have not yet seen. Sometimes you may think you have figured out something only to find that you got it completely wrong. I will therefore not trouble myself with something that is not there,” External link

lestimes Friday, May 10, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “This policy is very good because it is intended to develop lives and enhance the economy of the country,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 3, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “This energy should be directed to the right place to offer services to the starving nation,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 3, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I wonder what these people have noticed that we have not noticed,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 3, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The country is indeed at the crossroads and we need innovative strategies to drive the private sector investment in the economy,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “We can all attest to the fact that we are not all here,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “If there was a time I had bad intentions, that time has passed. My age dictates otherwise, I have run out of tricks and I am not pleased with this instability in the party,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I remind all ABC followers that we are the biggest political party in the country and the senior partner in the coalition government. You should lead by example with your words, actions and the manner in which you approach issues. The instability in the party has serious implications on the stability of this country and its economic growth,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The ABC is the biggest party in this administration and as such, our instability destabilises the whole government,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I hear that people are talking about leadership. I am the only leader of the ABC until my time comes to step down. When the time comes, I will step down and go to my place in Makhoakhoaeng, Ha Abia. But when I do so people will come and beg me to come back,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “To the ABC members of parliament, Basotho voted for you because of the trust they have in you. So, let us all work hard to serve Basotho. You have been entrusted to look after the lives of poor people. I therefore take this opportunity to ask those in ministerial positions to work together to find long-term solutions to the problems faced by Basotho,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane told : “Today we are holding our first conference (after the elections) to discuss issues affecting young people. I stand here to talk about the ABC issues, the status of those issues now, how and why they are where they are now,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I take serious offence when Satan attacks our children, he should come here to fight with us, his age mates. All of you youths come from a Christian family and there is none among you who do not know the biblical verse that a young person should respect their father and mother to earn favour in the eyes of God,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “My free advice to you is that this will be the end of you (as a party) if you don’t deal with your issues among yourselves. The world doesn’t start and end with people being in party committees, neither does it start and end with being a member of parliament, a minister or prime minister. My premiership will soon come to an end,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “An election is not a fight but a means to show what the people need,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, March 22, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Let’s leave here having opened a page of how we are going to curtail the joblessness and other social ills affecting the people,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, March 22, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I condemn in the strongest terms possible the brutality perpetrated against innocent men and women by some members of the police and I demand full criminal accountability with respect to such officers,” External link

lestimes Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “Acting in accordance with the provision of section 89 of the constitution of Lesotho, I further wish to advise Your Majesty to be pleased to appoint Honourable Temeki Tsolo as Acting Minister of Social Development and Honourable Mokhele Moletsane as Acting Minister of Law, Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights, until the substantive holders may be appointed. If it pleases Your Majesty, I advise that these changes be with immediate effect,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane states : “I had an audience with applicant (Justice Majara) in October 2017 or thereabout after she requested a meeting with me,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Some of you misinterpret me and when the news comes out I get in trouble. So I have decided to remain silent,” “I am not saying it is you who misinterprets me but some of you. This is all I can say for now” External link

thepost-ls Friday, February 22, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “There are allegations doing rounds that there will be the formation of a new political party,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “As soon as the complaints have been dealt with, the national executive committee will reconvene the elective conference to officially endorse the elections of the national executive committee and I will officially close the elective conference as the leader of the party,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “The meeting was initially planned for 23 February but we had to bring it forward because we felt that there were issues he (Dr Thabane) needed to address before things got out of hand,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The other issues that were discussed were the outcome of the elective conference and what could happen in the coming days,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The (national executive) committee is now there and we are making the necessary arrangements to have it confirmed and also to go ahead with the business of government,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The elections went on very smoothly there were no problems and the outcome reflects the will of the majority. That is my opinion because the normal frictions that happen in those kinds of situations were not reported to me,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “the (national executive) committee is now there and we are making the necessary arrangements to have it confirmed,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Road construction is the backbone of the country’s economy, because movement becomes easy and businesses run freely too,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, February 8, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “If there are any queries they should be brought to the fore so that they could be solved,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, February 8, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “We need to implement our policies but we have noted that there are some of us who still don’t understand what our policies are all about. There are those who have been entrusted with senior positions in government but instead use those people powers to pursue corruption and engage in criminal activities,” External link

lestimes Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane charged : "Tell that person to leave the ABC alone. Let him go and start his own party and all those who believe in him should openly declare it so that the rest of us may count ourselves and know exactly how many of us are left (in the ABC)," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 2, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane told : "I have come of age but the truth of the matter is that I still want to contest the next elections and take up another term during which I shall give up if I fail," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 2, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane told : “I have come of age but the truth of the matter is that I still want to contest the next elections and take up another term during which I shall give up if I fail,” External link

lestimes Monday, January 21, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane charged : “Tell that person to leave the ABC alone. Let him go and start his own party and all those who believe in him should openly declare it so that the rest of us may count ourselves and know exactly how many of us are left (in the ABC),” External link

lestimes Monday, January 21, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “If there is any person who may want to leave his own party and join ABC, including Mahao, they must follow procedures and if they follow them, there will be no conflict,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, January 18, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Lesotho is the best country for growing this plant since it was found to have pure soil that has not been contaminated, it does not have many destructive pests and diseases,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, December 21, 2018 12:35:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The government shall ensure fair play in the (medical marijuana) field,” External link

lestimes Saturday, December 15, 2018 7:33:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “As long as I am still the Prime Minister, the prisons have to be miserable,” “I am reminding you the Commanders of Lesotho Defence Force, Lesotho Mounted Police Service, National Security Service and Correctional Service to work together to fight against criminal activities because these people will die in your hands,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, December 14, 2018 10:37:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I am admonishing you about your fighting on radio stations and you should cease that immediately,” External link

lestimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:24:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I have therefore realised the need to convene an urgent cabinet meeting, especially with those ministers who hail from Berea to look into ways of addressing these challenges,” External link

lestimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:24:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane told : “After I delivered this speech, all of you should put a full stop on such actions (of complaining over radios)” External link

thepost-ls Friday, December 7, 2018 10:42:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Multinational companies will continue to mine our diamonds only when it is still economically viable to do so,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, December 7, 2018 10:42:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane added ( about Mothetjoa Metsing ) : “He (Metsing) has never been threatened by anyone from me. I never asked anyone to threaten Metsing. I have never done that. He is lying….,” External link

lestimes Saturday, November 11, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I will organise a press conference where I will meet with all the media houses to tell you about this,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, October 6, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I would like to assure you all, and very seriously, that we are not going to tolerate violence. It does not matter who starts it. The people have spoken loud and clear that enough is enough,” External link

lestimes Saturday, September 30, 2017 3:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane responded : “It’s SADC, and I came to SADC because I knew that SADC is SADC. My confidence as a member of SADC is in the total leadership of SADC [that] together they make the right decisions,” External link

enca Sunday, September 17, 2017 4:19:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Yes of course, I’m a reformist by nature. The way forward, [we are] going for reforms and having peace in Lesotho” External link

enca Sunday, September 17, 2017 4:19:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Stop firing or terminating people’s contracts in the ministries that you are heading on political basis,” “I walk in town and someone whispers that I fired him,” External link

thepost-ls Monday, September 11, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Let this kind of behaviour come to a stop! I say this with a very painful heart,” External link

thepost-ls Monday, September 11, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “These are the people who stood in the rain, the cold and the sun at times to choose us. They have so much trust in us and we need not disappoint them,” “You are in for a complete change of attitude. After five years we should have stopped to complain about poverty, service delivery, about climate change, about corruption,” External link

thepost-ls Monday, September 11, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Some of the army personnel, who crossed the border with me because they were my bodyguards and so on, have not yet made their way home,” “And, I am now finalising arrangements with the SADC facilitator, Deputy President Ramaphosa and SADC in general for those soldiers to also come back home” External link

lestimes Friday, August 25, 2017 11:30:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Beat them up when you go out of public view and when you re-appear smile as if nothing happened,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, August 18, 2017 2:04:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I am looking for a hangman who will do the job in the country,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, July 28, 2017 3:17:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “It is a common feature in today’s correctional services that the whole focus is on perpetrators while the victims are forgotten,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, July 28, 2017 3:17:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “When SADC came here our peace was badly shaken,” External link

lestimes Friday, July 28, 2017 12:30:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Immediately after the motion of ‘no confidence’ against Prime Minister Mosisili and his government has been passed in parliament, the expectation is that immediately the government of Lesotho shall change and we therefore plead with the government to uphold peace and stability by allowing a smooth transition in parliament,” External link

lestimes Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “We shall be a government which shall uphold the rule of law, peace and stability and embrace the reforms towards the betterment of the economy of this country and job creation across all economic sectors,” External link

lestimes Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Monyane Moleleki ) : “We also pledge to Basotho and the followers of all the parties who will be spearheading the motion of ‘no confidence’ to accept Mr Monyane Moleleki as the Prime Minister for the first 18 months of government, while I will take over for 18 months thereafter,” External link

lestimes Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “He has promised to clean up this mess as he is part of those who created it and I believe he will do that,” External link

lestimes Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane asked : “It’s time that he also has a feel of what it’s like to be prime minister. Why shouldn’t he gain from his toiling,” External link

lestimes Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Monyane Moleleki ) : “I have allowed Mokola (Moleleki’s nickname) to be the first to become the Prime Minister so that he cleans his own mess in the government,” “He is the one to be blamed for the current mess in the government and so he deserves to be given a chance to deal with it” External link

thepost-ls Friday, February 24, 2017 12:11:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “This morning I did not shy away from telling (Mr) Ramaphosa that he, through SADC, failed to provide me with security. However, I don’t mind SADC security because I have you by my side,” External link

lestimes Saturday, February 18, 2017 5:45:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : “I am going to do everything in my power to remove him. For that, I will fight with everything I have,” “I have always maintained that Mosisili and his people stole part of my term as prime minister. He took advantage of the fallout between Metsing and I, and he came out of retirement to replace me” External link

thepost-ls Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:32:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : "Prime Minister [Pakalitha] Mosisili must open parliament ... so that we can legally overthrow his government and take over," "It is clear that he no longer has enough parliamentary seats to govern this country" External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : "Prime Minister (Pakalitha) Mosisili must open parliament... so that we can legally overthrow his government and take over," "It is clear that he no longer has enough parliamentary seats to govern this country" External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:30:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : "Prime Minister (Pakalitha) Mosisili must open parliament... so that we can legally overthrow his government and take over," "It is clear that he no longer has enough parliamentary seats to govern this country" External link

enca Monday, February 13, 2017 8:54:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane déclaré ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : "Le Premier ministre Mosisili doit ouvrir le parlement pour que nous puissions renverser légalement son gouvernement et lui succéder" External link

afp-fr Sunday, February 12, 2017 8:59:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : "Prime Minister (Pakalitha) Mosisili must open parliament... so that we can legally overthrow his government and take over," "It is clear that he no longer has enough parliamentary seats to govern this country" External link

afp-en Sunday, February 12, 2017 8:36:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane added : “Let’s keep our promise and stick to our manifesto of doing away with corruption and poverty because our card-carrying members are the ones bearing the brunt of underdevelopment. If we can’t deliver on that, I would suggest we step aside and give more determined people the chance to do so,” External link

lestimes Saturday, January 21, 2017 5:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane déclaré : "La chose la plus importante, c'est que les élections soient libres et démocratiques, et (se déroulent) sans incidents" External link

afp-fr Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:23:00 PM EAT



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minister25.27%EN11/17/201717/11/2017
ministre8.37%FR09/13/201713/09/2017
prime minister of lesotho0.52%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
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Thomas ThabaneEN53.27%
Tom ThabaneEN16.77%
Thomas ThabaneFR11.92%
Thomas ThabaneSA6.75%
Thomas ThabanePT2.85%
Tom ThabaneFR2.11%
Tom ThabaneSA1.79%
Tom ThabanePT1.05%
Tom ThabaneSW0.74%
Tom ThabaneDE0.74%
Tom ThabaneEU0.74%
Thomas Motsoahae ThabaneEN0.63%
Thomas Motsoahae ThabaneFR0.21%
Thomas Motsoahae ThabaneEU0.11%
Thomas Motsoahae ThabaneSW0.11%
Thomas ThabaneSW0.11%
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Mothetjoa Metsing said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “Had it not been for the fall out between us and our then coalition partners over prorogation, maybe the former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao and Sub Inspector Mokheseng Ramahloko would still be alive and there wouldn’t be any soldiers in detention. Ntate Thabane would not have fled the country in a car boot,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Mothetjoa Metsing said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “When taking about the prime minister we are not referring to Thomas Thabane. We are referring to the prime minister in office at the time,” “Let’s enact laws that our children will not wonder over” External link

thepost-ls Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Thesele Maseribane said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “I am not one to go to the grave without speaking out my mind. For the first time in my life, I saw an elder (Dr Thabane) furious and yet he was at the mercy of his host because he had fled his country. We stood up and left. He (Dr Thabane) continuously asked me if I had heard what those people really said,” External link

lestimes Friday, September 6, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Mothetjoa Metsing said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “Much as we as the LCD agree that the Thabane administration is embezzling public funds, passing a vote of no confidence in a way that will enable him to have parliament dissolved and leading to another election will not solve our problems at all,” “The solution to our problems lies in the government of national unity that will oversee the reforms,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, June 21, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Samonyane Ntsekele said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “I will reserve my comments on these allegations because the matter is now at a stage where it will be handled by our boss (Prime Minister Thabane). He (Dr Thabane) has to intervene because I don’t even know where the accusations are emanating from,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Thabo Thakalekoala said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “So I don’t think Ntate Thabane should be recalled. Ntate Thabane is here to stay until this government completes its constitutional five year term. It is true that there will be mistakes in every administration but those mistakes don’t warrant the recall of Ntate Thabane. What yardsticks are we using to say he has failed? We should not mix ABC and government issues because those are two separate issues,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Mothetjoa Metsing said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “We need a government of national unity. We had the 2012 coalition with Ntate Thabane, another in 2015 with Ntate Mosisili. Both failed to last their five-year tenure. It is clear that the present coalition may collapse anytime now. Our country will continue to be poor if we carry on with these coalition governments. That is why I call for a government of national unity,” External link

lestimes Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Thabo Thakalekoala said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “Since Ntate Thabane became prime minister, he has never publicly stated reasons for appointing or dismissing a minister. That’s his prerogative and no one has a right to fight him over this. That’s the end of the story,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “The meeting was initially planned for 23 February but we had to bring it forward because we felt that there were issues he (Dr Thabane) needed to address before things got out of hand,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Pakalitha Mosisili said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “Is this old man serious, running at 80 years of age? I have handed over the leadership to a young man (Dr Mokhothu) but I would not bother to advise him (Dr Thabane). He was a minister in my administration and I know him. I would not bother to advise him because the advice would fall on deaf ears,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 5, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Pakalitha Mosisili said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “There will always be tomorrow. Let the one who loses support the one who wins. It’s within the congress movement culture to concede defeat and that’s why I did it twice to Ntate Thabane when he won the elections,” External link

lestimes Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Pakalitha Mosisili said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “I urge Prime Minister Thabane to desist from making this move (deployment) because it is going to impact negatively on this country’s economy,” External link

lestimes Sunday, November 5, 2017 7:55:00 PM EAT

Monyane Moleleki said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “The speaker should learn to do the right thing. In fact, she was taught by me and Ntate (ABC leader Thomas) Thabane. I taught her parliamentary procedures when she was elected,” External link

lestimes Friday, February 24, 2017 1:04:00 PM EAT

Samonyane Ntsekele said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “The reforms process can’t continue with our leaders still in exile and unable to participate. Our previous negotiations for the return of Ntate Thabane and other exiled leaders hit a snag because government was harbouring the army commander (Lt-Gen Kamoli) and the soldiers facing serious criminal charges,” “So we still demand that the soldiers be suspended and face prosecution in line with the SADC commission of inquiry’s recommendations. It is important to have a level playing field for us to participate” External link

lestimes Friday, December 16, 2016 5:20:00 PM EAT

Monyane Moleleki claimed ( about Tom Thabane ) : “that former military renegades were part of Thabane’s plot to have him killed” External link

thepost-ls Monday, November 28, 2016 6:36:00 PM EAT

Pakalitha Mosisili déclaré ( about Tom Thabane ) : "Il n'y a pas de problème de sécurité au Lesotho, le principal problème était le Premier ministre... Thabane" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:44:00 PM EAT

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Tom Thabane said : “King Moshoeshoe I left this country at peace and we also want to see it at peace,” External link

thepost-ls Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “It is our hope that one day Lesotho will be a country of peace and tranquility,” External link

thepost-ls Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Our United Nations should be an organisation that protects the sovereignty of its member states and prevents interference in the affairs of other states,” “It should be the United Nations that is not indifferent to the people of Western Sahara who have yearned for independence for scores of years but to no avail” External link

thepost-ls Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane agreed ( about Lesotho Congress ) : “Lesotho is in dire need of talks” External link

thepost-ls Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane states : “I now therefore invite you to make representations, showing cause, if any, why I cannot proceed as indicated above. Your written representations, if any, should reach my office within a period of seven days after receipt hereof,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “They (ABC MPs) have assured me that they will not take part in toppling the government which they are a part of; a government they worked so hard to establish,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “And if any part of their bodies is the problem, then that part should be removed by using a knife,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “On the basis of the afore-going, I found it imperative as the head of government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to come to the rescue and preserve the reputation of the judiciary, which is likely to be eroded if not addressed on time. You are hereby directed to ‘show cause’ why I may not recommend that you be suspended from your office, in terms of Section 125 (7) of the constitution of Lesotho, pending investigations to be made on your competency as the president and the justice of the Court of Appeal,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The construction of the firms will not only create jobs but it will also bring some major developments to the community such as roads, technology, water supply and electricity connection,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, July 26, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “On the basis of the afore-going, I found it imperative as the head of government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to come to the rescue and preserve the reputation of the judiciary… You are hereby directed to ‘show cause’ why I may not recommend that you be suspended from your office…pending investigations to be made on your competency as the president and the justice of the Court of Appeal,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I exhausted all avenues to try and bring peace within the party,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “There is this young man who is spreading the propaganda that he is my son in law,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I did not form the ABC for sons-in-law. I formed it for Basotho. I did not know before that Hlaele married my daughter because he wanted to inherit this party,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “There is this person who goes by the name of Prof Mahao. Tell that person to stay out of my business. I am not interested in his family matters. I do not know his wife and I do not want to know anything about her. But now that he has started the wives talk, I am going to learn more about his wife….,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “On the basis of the afore-going, I found it imperative as the head of government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to come to the rescue and preserve the reputation of the judiciary, which is likely to be eroded if not addressed on time. You are hereby directed to ‘show cause’ why I may not recommend that you be suspended from your office, in terms of Section 125 (7) of the constitution of Lesotho, pending investigations to be made on your competency as the president and the justice of the Court of Appeal,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The situation today has gone way beyond our wildest expectations to sort out problems that were beginning to look intractable. Those problems have been solved through diplomacy and the ability of the honourable president of South Africa and have become yesterday’s tale,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “On the basis of the afore-going I found it imperative as the head of government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to come to the rescue and preserve the reputation of the judiciary, which is likely to be eroded if not addressed on time. You are hereby directed to ‘show cause’ why I may not recommend that you be suspended from your office, in terms of Section 125 (7) of the constitution of Lesotho, pending investigations to be made on your competency as the president and the justice of the Court of Appeal,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Mahao must stop talking about my wife. I don’t know his wife and am not interested to know her,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, July 12, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “This should have been sealed a long time ago but is still moving slowly,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, July 12, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane states : “I confirm that following the judgement of this court delivered on 12 June (which confirmed the February ABC election of the new NEC), the new NEC had its first sitting on 26 June 2019 and not at any other date before then,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The government will ensure that all the farmers who have not been paid get their money,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, June 28, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “If he does not pay, then I will not get any reason why he is still the commissioner? Why is he still there?” External link

thepost-ls Friday, June 28, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “There is reasonable likelihood that your continued employment with the National University of Lesotho, whilst you remain the President of the Court of Appeal, might compromise your independence, impartiality, integrity and competency as a Judicial Officer,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, June 21, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I have said it before and I will say it again that the pending cases should be withdrawn from the courts of law. I would also like to inform the courts that I, as the leader of ABC do not agree with the idea of dragging the ABC into the courts of law,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I promise that as long I am the Prime Minister I will make sure that the bridges are built,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 31, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “These radio stations make money through you when you exchange bitter words in the media,” “They generate money when you make calls to their radio stations” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 31, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The truth that we cannot deny is that the ABC’s elective conference was marred by controversy and even on the day of the election we received a court order that one of the candidates (Prof Mahao) must be allowed to contest in the elections,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I am gravely concerned about the way ABC cadres are handling their issues,” External link

lestimes Friday, May 24, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The name-calling within the party and hurtful utterances happened in the heat of politics and I ask that we forgive each other and forget. Let us now deliberate on how best we can take our party forward,” External link

lestimes Friday, May 24, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “It is not the courts of law that can bring a solution to our political differences. Please stop dragging your issues to the courts,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 17, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “God has blessed us and we are back in power. But we are hardly two years into power and yet the signs of our (impending) demise are clear. The opposition is happy because they see their opportunity to get back into power,” External link

lestimes Friday, May 10, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I wonder what these people peddling this type of talk have noticed that we as the ABC have not yet seen. Sometimes you may think you have figured out something only to find that you got it completely wrong. I will therefore not trouble myself with something that is not there,” External link

lestimes Friday, May 10, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “This policy is very good because it is intended to develop lives and enhance the economy of the country,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 3, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “This energy should be directed to the right place to offer services to the starving nation,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 3, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I wonder what these people have noticed that we have not noticed,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, May 3, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The country is indeed at the crossroads and we need innovative strategies to drive the private sector investment in the economy,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “We can all attest to the fact that we are not all here,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “If there was a time I had bad intentions, that time has passed. My age dictates otherwise, I have run out of tricks and I am not pleased with this instability in the party,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I remind all ABC followers that we are the biggest political party in the country and the senior partner in the coalition government. You should lead by example with your words, actions and the manner in which you approach issues. The instability in the party has serious implications on the stability of this country and its economic growth,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The ABC is the biggest party in this administration and as such, our instability destabilises the whole government,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I hear that people are talking about leadership. I am the only leader of the ABC until my time comes to step down. When the time comes, I will step down and go to my place in Makhoakhoaeng, Ha Abia. But when I do so people will come and beg me to come back,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “To the ABC members of parliament, Basotho voted for you because of the trust they have in you. So, let us all work hard to serve Basotho. You have been entrusted to look after the lives of poor people. I therefore take this opportunity to ask those in ministerial positions to work together to find long-term solutions to the problems faced by Basotho,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane told : “Today we are holding our first conference (after the elections) to discuss issues affecting young people. I stand here to talk about the ABC issues, the status of those issues now, how and why they are where they are now,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I take serious offence when Satan attacks our children, he should come here to fight with us, his age mates. All of you youths come from a Christian family and there is none among you who do not know the biblical verse that a young person should respect their father and mother to earn favour in the eyes of God,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “My free advice to you is that this will be the end of you (as a party) if you don’t deal with your issues among yourselves. The world doesn’t start and end with people being in party committees, neither does it start and end with being a member of parliament, a minister or prime minister. My premiership will soon come to an end,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “An election is not a fight but a means to show what the people need,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, March 22, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Let’s leave here having opened a page of how we are going to curtail the joblessness and other social ills affecting the people,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, March 22, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I condemn in the strongest terms possible the brutality perpetrated against innocent men and women by some members of the police and I demand full criminal accountability with respect to such officers,” External link

lestimes Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “Acting in accordance with the provision of section 89 of the constitution of Lesotho, I further wish to advise Your Majesty to be pleased to appoint Honourable Temeki Tsolo as Acting Minister of Social Development and Honourable Mokhele Moletsane as Acting Minister of Law, Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights, until the substantive holders may be appointed. If it pleases Your Majesty, I advise that these changes be with immediate effect,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane states : “I had an audience with applicant (Justice Majara) in October 2017 or thereabout after she requested a meeting with me,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Some of you misinterpret me and when the news comes out I get in trouble. So I have decided to remain silent,” “I am not saying it is you who misinterprets me but some of you. This is all I can say for now” External link

thepost-ls Friday, February 22, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane wrote : “There are allegations doing rounds that there will be the formation of a new political party,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “As soon as the complaints have been dealt with, the national executive committee will reconvene the elective conference to officially endorse the elections of the national executive committee and I will officially close the elective conference as the leader of the party,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “The meeting was initially planned for 23 February but we had to bring it forward because we felt that there were issues he (Dr Thabane) needed to address before things got out of hand,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The other issues that were discussed were the outcome of the elective conference and what could happen in the coming days,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The (national executive) committee is now there and we are making the necessary arrangements to have it confirmed and also to go ahead with the business of government,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The elections went on very smoothly there were no problems and the outcome reflects the will of the majority. That is my opinion because the normal frictions that happen in those kinds of situations were not reported to me,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “the (national executive) committee is now there and we are making the necessary arrangements to have it confirmed,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Road construction is the backbone of the country’s economy, because movement becomes easy and businesses run freely too,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, February 8, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “If there are any queries they should be brought to the fore so that they could be solved,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, February 8, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “We need to implement our policies but we have noted that there are some of us who still don’t understand what our policies are all about. There are those who have been entrusted with senior positions in government but instead use those people powers to pursue corruption and engage in criminal activities,” External link

lestimes Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane charged : "Tell that person to leave the ABC alone. Let him go and start his own party and all those who believe in him should openly declare it so that the rest of us may count ourselves and know exactly how many of us are left (in the ABC)," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 2, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane told : "I have come of age but the truth of the matter is that I still want to contest the next elections and take up another term during which I shall give up if I fail," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 2, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane told : “I have come of age but the truth of the matter is that I still want to contest the next elections and take up another term during which I shall give up if I fail,” External link

lestimes Monday, January 21, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane charged : “Tell that person to leave the ABC alone. Let him go and start his own party and all those who believe in him should openly declare it so that the rest of us may count ourselves and know exactly how many of us are left (in the ABC),” External link

lestimes Monday, January 21, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “If there is any person who may want to leave his own party and join ABC, including Mahao, they must follow procedures and if they follow them, there will be no conflict,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, January 18, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Lesotho is the best country for growing this plant since it was found to have pure soil that has not been contaminated, it does not have many destructive pests and diseases,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, December 21, 2018 12:35:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “The government shall ensure fair play in the (medical marijuana) field,” External link

lestimes Saturday, December 15, 2018 7:33:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “As long as I am still the Prime Minister, the prisons have to be miserable,” “I am reminding you the Commanders of Lesotho Defence Force, Lesotho Mounted Police Service, National Security Service and Correctional Service to work together to fight against criminal activities because these people will die in your hands,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, December 14, 2018 10:37:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I am admonishing you about your fighting on radio stations and you should cease that immediately,” External link

lestimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:24:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I have therefore realised the need to convene an urgent cabinet meeting, especially with those ministers who hail from Berea to look into ways of addressing these challenges,” External link

lestimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:24:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane told : “After I delivered this speech, all of you should put a full stop on such actions (of complaining over radios)” External link

thepost-ls Friday, December 7, 2018 10:42:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Multinational companies will continue to mine our diamonds only when it is still economically viable to do so,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, December 7, 2018 10:42:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane added ( about Mothetjoa Metsing ) : “He (Metsing) has never been threatened by anyone from me. I never asked anyone to threaten Metsing. I have never done that. He is lying….,” External link

lestimes Saturday, November 11, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I will organise a press conference where I will meet with all the media houses to tell you about this,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, October 6, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I would like to assure you all, and very seriously, that we are not going to tolerate violence. It does not matter who starts it. The people have spoken loud and clear that enough is enough,” External link

lestimes Saturday, September 30, 2017 3:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane responded : “It’s SADC, and I came to SADC because I knew that SADC is SADC. My confidence as a member of SADC is in the total leadership of SADC [that] together they make the right decisions,” External link

enca Sunday, September 17, 2017 4:19:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Yes of course, I’m a reformist by nature. The way forward, [we are] going for reforms and having peace in Lesotho” External link

enca Sunday, September 17, 2017 4:19:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Stop firing or terminating people’s contracts in the ministries that you are heading on political basis,” “I walk in town and someone whispers that I fired him,” External link

thepost-ls Monday, September 11, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Let this kind of behaviour come to a stop! I say this with a very painful heart,” External link

thepost-ls Monday, September 11, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “These are the people who stood in the rain, the cold and the sun at times to choose us. They have so much trust in us and we need not disappoint them,” “You are in for a complete change of attitude. After five years we should have stopped to complain about poverty, service delivery, about climate change, about corruption,” External link

thepost-ls Monday, September 11, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Some of the army personnel, who crossed the border with me because they were my bodyguards and so on, have not yet made their way home,” “And, I am now finalising arrangements with the SADC facilitator, Deputy President Ramaphosa and SADC in general for those soldiers to also come back home” External link

lestimes Friday, August 25, 2017 11:30:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Beat them up when you go out of public view and when you re-appear smile as if nothing happened,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, August 18, 2017 2:04:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “I am looking for a hangman who will do the job in the country,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, July 28, 2017 3:17:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “It is a common feature in today’s correctional services that the whole focus is on perpetrators while the victims are forgotten,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, July 28, 2017 3:17:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “When SADC came here our peace was badly shaken,” External link

lestimes Friday, July 28, 2017 12:30:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “Immediately after the motion of ‘no confidence’ against Prime Minister Mosisili and his government has been passed in parliament, the expectation is that immediately the government of Lesotho shall change and we therefore plead with the government to uphold peace and stability by allowing a smooth transition in parliament,” External link

lestimes Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “We shall be a government which shall uphold the rule of law, peace and stability and embrace the reforms towards the betterment of the economy of this country and job creation across all economic sectors,” External link

lestimes Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Monyane Moleleki ) : “We also pledge to Basotho and the followers of all the parties who will be spearheading the motion of ‘no confidence’ to accept Mr Monyane Moleleki as the Prime Minister for the first 18 months of government, while I will take over for 18 months thereafter,” External link

lestimes Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said : “He has promised to clean up this mess as he is part of those who created it and I believe he will do that,” External link

lestimes Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane asked : “It’s time that he also has a feel of what it’s like to be prime minister. Why shouldn’t he gain from his toiling,” External link

lestimes Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Monyane Moleleki ) : “I have allowed Mokola (Moleleki’s nickname) to be the first to become the Prime Minister so that he cleans his own mess in the government,” “He is the one to be blamed for the current mess in the government and so he deserves to be given a chance to deal with it” External link

thepost-ls Friday, February 24, 2017 12:11:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “This morning I did not shy away from telling (Mr) Ramaphosa that he, through SADC, failed to provide me with security. However, I don’t mind SADC security because I have you by my side,” External link

lestimes Saturday, February 18, 2017 5:45:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : “I am going to do everything in my power to remove him. For that, I will fight with everything I have,” “I have always maintained that Mosisili and his people stole part of my term as prime minister. He took advantage of the fallout between Metsing and I, and he came out of retirement to replace me” External link

thepost-ls Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:32:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : "Prime Minister [Pakalitha] Mosisili must open parliament ... so that we can legally overthrow his government and take over," "It is clear that he no longer has enough parliamentary seats to govern this country" External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : "Prime Minister (Pakalitha) Mosisili must open parliament... so that we can legally overthrow his government and take over," "It is clear that he no longer has enough parliamentary seats to govern this country" External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:30:00 AM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : "Prime Minister (Pakalitha) Mosisili must open parliament... so that we can legally overthrow his government and take over," "It is clear that he no longer has enough parliamentary seats to govern this country" External link

enca Monday, February 13, 2017 8:54:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane déclaré ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : "Le Premier ministre Mosisili doit ouvrir le parlement pour que nous puissions renverser légalement son gouvernement et lui succéder" External link

afp-fr Sunday, February 12, 2017 8:59:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Pakalitha Mosisili ) : "Prime Minister (Pakalitha) Mosisili must open parliament... so that we can legally overthrow his government and take over," "It is clear that he no longer has enough parliamentary seats to govern this country" External link

afp-en Sunday, February 12, 2017 8:36:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane added : “Let’s keep our promise and stick to our manifesto of doing away with corruption and poverty because our card-carrying members are the ones bearing the brunt of underdevelopment. If we can’t deliver on that, I would suggest we step aside and give more determined people the chance to do so,” External link

lestimes Saturday, January 21, 2017 5:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane déclaré : "La chose la plus importante, c'est que les élections soient libres et démocratiques, et (se déroulent) sans incidents" External link

afp-fr Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:23:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
prime minister27.48%EN11/17/201717/11/2017
minister25.27%EN11/17/201717/11/2017
ministre8.37%FR09/13/201713/09/2017
prime minister of lesotho0.52%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
leader3.08%EN09/05/201705/09/2017
president0.13%EN08/21/201721/08/2017
premier1.91%EN06/19/201719/06/2017
premier ministre du lesotho5.07%FR06/17/201717/06/2017
ministre du lesotho0.17%FR06/17/201717/06/2017
predecessor0.04%EN06/01/201701/06/2017
abc leader0.95%EN05/26/201726/05/2017
boss0.13%EN01/28/201728/01/2017
premierminister0.04%DE10/06/201606/10/2016
foreign affairs minister0.04%EN06/10/201610/06/2016
primeiro-ministro0.65%PT03/07/201507/03/2015
primeiro-ministro do lesoto0.39%PT03/04/201504/03/2015
prime minister12.83%SA09/10/201410/09/2014
minister12.74%SA09/10/201410/09/2014
opposition leader0.09%EN05/26/201226/05/2012
foreign minister0.09%EN02/20/200720/02/2007
Names Lang Count
Thomas ThabaneEN53.27%
Tom ThabaneEN16.77%
Thomas ThabaneFR11.92%
Thomas ThabaneSA6.75%
Thomas ThabanePT2.85%
Tom ThabaneFR2.11%
Tom ThabaneSA1.79%
Tom ThabanePT1.05%
Tom ThabaneSW0.74%
Tom ThabaneDE0.74%
Tom ThabaneEU0.74%
Thomas Motsoahae ThabaneEN0.63%
Thomas Motsoahae ThabaneFR0.21%
Thomas Motsoahae ThabaneEU0.11%
Thomas Motsoahae ThabaneSW0.11%
Thomas ThabaneSW0.11%
Thomas ThabaneDE0.11%


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Mothetjoa Metsing said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “Had it not been for the fall out between us and our then coalition partners over prorogation, maybe the former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao and Sub Inspector Mokheseng Ramahloko would still be alive and there wouldn’t be any soldiers in detention. Ntate Thabane would not have fled the country in a car boot,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Mothetjoa Metsing said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “When taking about the prime minister we are not referring to Thomas Thabane. We are referring to the prime minister in office at the time,” “Let’s enact laws that our children will not wonder over” External link

thepost-ls Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Thesele Maseribane said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “I am not one to go to the grave without speaking out my mind. For the first time in my life, I saw an elder (Dr Thabane) furious and yet he was at the mercy of his host because he had fled his country. We stood up and left. He (Dr Thabane) continuously asked me if I had heard what those people really said,” External link

lestimes Friday, September 6, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Mothetjoa Metsing said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “Much as we as the LCD agree that the Thabane administration is embezzling public funds, passing a vote of no confidence in a way that will enable him to have parliament dissolved and leading to another election will not solve our problems at all,” “The solution to our problems lies in the government of national unity that will oversee the reforms,” External link

thepost-ls Friday, June 21, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Samonyane Ntsekele said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “I will reserve my comments on these allegations because the matter is now at a stage where it will be handled by our boss (Prime Minister Thabane). He (Dr Thabane) has to intervene because I don’t even know where the accusations are emanating from,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Thabo Thakalekoala said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “So I don’t think Ntate Thabane should be recalled. Ntate Thabane is here to stay until this government completes its constitutional five year term. It is true that there will be mistakes in every administration but those mistakes don’t warrant the recall of Ntate Thabane. What yardsticks are we using to say he has failed? We should not mix ABC and government issues because those are two separate issues,” External link

lestimes Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Mothetjoa Metsing said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “We need a government of national unity. We had the 2012 coalition with Ntate Thabane, another in 2015 with Ntate Mosisili. Both failed to last their five-year tenure. It is clear that the present coalition may collapse anytime now. Our country will continue to be poor if we carry on with these coalition governments. That is why I call for a government of national unity,” External link

lestimes Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Thabo Thakalekoala said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “Since Ntate Thabane became prime minister, he has never publicly stated reasons for appointing or dismissing a minister. That’s his prerogative and no one has a right to fight him over this. That’s the end of the story,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Tom Thabane said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “The meeting was initially planned for 23 February but we had to bring it forward because we felt that there were issues he (Dr Thabane) needed to address before things got out of hand,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Pakalitha Mosisili said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “Is this old man serious, running at 80 years of age? I have handed over the leadership to a young man (Dr Mokhothu) but I would not bother to advise him (Dr Thabane). He was a minister in my administration and I know him. I would not bother to advise him because the advice would fall on deaf ears,” External link

lestimes Tuesday, February 5, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Pakalitha Mosisili said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “There will always be tomorrow. Let the one who loses support the one who wins. It’s within the congress movement culture to concede defeat and that’s why I did it twice to Ntate Thabane when he won the elections,” External link

lestimes Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Pakalitha Mosisili said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “I urge Prime Minister Thabane to desist from making this move (deployment) because it is going to impact negatively on this country’s economy,” External link

lestimes Sunday, November 5, 2017 7:55:00 PM EAT

Monyane Moleleki said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “The speaker should learn to do the right thing. In fact, she was taught by me and Ntate (ABC leader Thomas) Thabane. I taught her parliamentary procedures when she was elected,” External link

lestimes Friday, February 24, 2017 1:04:00 PM EAT

Samonyane Ntsekele said ( about Tom Thabane ) : “The reforms process can’t continue with our leaders still in exile and unable to participate. Our previous negotiations for the return of Ntate Thabane and other exiled leaders hit a snag because government was harbouring the army commander (Lt-Gen Kamoli) and the soldiers facing serious criminal charges,” “So we still demand that the soldiers be suspended and face prosecution in line with the SADC commission of inquiry’s recommendations. It is important to have a level playing field for us to participate” External link

lestimes Friday, December 16, 2016 5:20:00 PM EAT

Monyane Moleleki claimed ( about Tom Thabane ) : “that former military renegades were part of Thabane’s plot to have him killed” External link

thepost-ls Monday, November 28, 2016 6:36:00 PM EAT

Pakalitha Mosisili déclaré ( about Tom Thabane ) : "Il n'y a pas de problème de sécurité au Lesotho, le principal problème était le Premier ministre... Thabane" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:44:00 PM EAT