Tensions that have been simmering in Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane’s All Basotho Convention have come to a head.

Party Chairperson and Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture Motlohi Maliehe was sacked from his cabinet post on Tuesday.

Maliehe is also facing disciplinary action for allegedly defying the party.

He publicly accused the First Lady of interfering in the running of the party and government.

He further accused her of being behind a plot to have him assassinated.

With the Leadership Conference of All Basotho Convection just four months away, Maliehe and Thabane supporters may face off there.