Diamond tycoon Matekane sworn-in as Lesotho’s new PM
01 November 2022 | 5:34 am
Diamond tycoon and political maverick Sam Matekane on Friday took the oath as Lesotho's new prime minister at a packed soccer stadium in the southern African kingdom's capital of Maseru. FRANCE 24's Nadine Theron reports from Cape Town, South Africa.
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