Lesotho’s PM completes his cabinet

After the 2017 elections, Tom Thabane, leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC), agreed a coalition with the Alliance of Democrats (AD, a splinter from the opposition Democratic Congress (DC)), the Basotho National Party (BNP) and the one-seat Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL). Thabane was sworn in as prime minister on 16 June. His cabinet, most of whom took office a week later, included one member elected to the National Assembly for the opposition DC. Five remaining vacancies were filled on 12 July, the day after Senators were sworn in.

Thabane had previously held office as prime minister from June 2012 to March 2015, except for four days in August-September 2014 when he was ousted by a coup and fled to South Africa.

* = new minister           † = change to portfolio

HE the Rt Hon. Dr Thomas Motsoahae ‘Tom’ THABANE (ABC) Prime Minister
Hon. Monyane MOLELEKI (AD) Deputy Prime Minister; Parliamentary Affairs
Hon. Chief Thesele ‘MASERIBANE (BNP) Public Service
Hon. Keketso RANTS’O (f) (RCL) Labour and Employment
*Senator the Hon. Tsukutlane AU (AD) Home Affairs
Hon. Motlohi MALIEHE (ABC) Forestry, Range and Soil Conservation
Hon. Chief Joang MOLAPO (BNP) Communications, Science and Technology
Hon. Kabelo MAFURA (AD) Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation
Hon. Samonyane NTSEKELE (ABC) Water
Hon. Mokhele MOLETSANE (AD) Education and Training
Hon. Dr Moeketsi MAJORO (ABC) Finance
Hon. Temeki TS’OLO (ABC) Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister
Hon. Tefo MAPESELA (ABC) Trade and Industry
Hon. ‘Matebatso DOTI (f) (ABC) Social Development
Hon. Chalane PHORI (ABC) Small Businesses, Co-operatives and Marketing
Hon. Mahala MOLAPO (ABC) Agriculture and Food Security
Hon. Dr Mahali PHAMOTSE (f) (AD) Justice, Human Rights and Correctional Services
Hon. Lesego MAKGOTHI (ABC) Foreign Affairs and International Relations
Hon. Habofanoe LEHANA (ABC) Local Government and Chieftainship Affairs
Hon. Keketso SELLO (ABC) Mining
Hon. Lehlohonolo MORAMOTSE (ABC) Public Works and Transport
Hon. Sentje LEBONA (ABC) Defence and National Security
Hon. Nyapane KAYA (ABC) Health
Hon. Tlohelang AUMANE (DC) Development Planning
*Senator the Hon. Mokoto HLOAELE (AD) Energy and Meteorology
*Senator the Hon. ‘Mampho MOKHELE (f) (ABC) Police and Public Safety
*Senator the Hon. ‘Mamotsie MOTSIE (f) (ABC) Tourism, Environment and Culture
*Senator the Hon. Lebohang HLAELE (ABC) Law and Constitutional Affairs


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