Moshoeshoe II

Moshoeshoe II

 

(Moshesh). Born May 2, 1938. King (paramount chief) of Lesotho since 1960. Elder son of Paramount Chief Seeiso Griffith; attended Oxford University. In December 1970, at the demand of Prime Minister L. Jonathan, Moshoeshoe II took an oath that required him under penalty of removal to refrain from all political activity.

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He was in Wales to recognise the work of the Welsh Government's international development programme Wales for Africa, and praised the school for its social rights work, including a link with the Moshoeshoe II High School in Lesotho.
He was in Wales to recognise the work of the Welsh Government's international development programme, Wales for Africa, and praised the school for its social rights work, including a link with the Moshoeshoe II High School in Lesotho.
The Military Council that came into power granted executive powers to King Moshoeshoe II, who was until then a ceremonial monarch.
Moshoeshoe II returned from exile in 1992 as an ordinary citizen.
Born on 28 April 1941, and widow of King Moshoeshoe II (they married on 23 August 1962), Queen Seeiso was the mother of the current king, Letsie III.
Ozanne was born in Kenya and grew up in the palace of the late King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho after his parents split up and his mother Patricia befriended the king.
I though he meant the return of King Moshoeshoe II from exile in London (where in Index on Censorship he argued tactfully against the military rulers who ousted him, styling himself as a "people's democrat"); he now was back to depose his own epigone, the remorseful young Letsie III.
There is a stream of lecturers: one day Chief Buthelezi, another day Lee Kuan Yew, the next King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho.