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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