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Her Majesty Queen ‘Mamohato (nee Princess Tabita ‘Masentle Lerotholi Mojela) was born at Tebang in the District of Mafeteng on April, 28 1941. She is the daughter of the late Chief Lerotholi Mojela, veteran of the First World War and Chieftainess Tabita ‘Masentle Mojela. Her Majesty Queen ‘Mamohato is the last born in the family of three boys and two girls.

She attended Phoqoane Primary School and completed her Primary Education at the Mafeteng Controlled Intermediate School. She proceeded to Basutuland High School (Lesotho High School) where she completed her secondary education. Her Majesty spend a short time at Pius XII University College Roma before she proceeded to Bath Training College of Home Economics in the United Kingdom. She also attended a course on Technology and Rural Women, an International Perspective at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

On 23 August, 1962 She was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late King Moshoeshoe II and the were blessed with three children, Crown Prince Mohato David – now King Letsie III, Prince Seeiso Simeone – Principal Chief of Matsieng and the late Princess ‘Maseeiso.

Her Majesty was a patron of several charity organizations which included Lesotho Red Cross, Lesotho Save the Children, Girl Guides Association of Lesotho, Hlokomela Bana Association and the Lesotho National Council of Women.

Her Majesty contributed immensely towards the upgrading of the education of Basotho children by establishing, amongst others a day care centre in Matsieng and the Queen’s National Trust Fund for needy children.

She traveled extensively on official and Royal commitments in pursuit of Lesotho’s national interests paramount of which were peace and the deepening of friendly relations between Lesotho and countries of the world.

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Her Majesty the Queen Mother was also a devout Christian as evidenced by Her active membership of the legion of St. Anna and St. Cecilia.

Her Majesty was a renowned farmer who engaged in poultry farming, crop farming and livestock. She will be remembered for her unparalleled talents as a change agent in this area. She personally participated actively in the Letsema traditional practice thereby assisting to build unity and zest among Basotho Farmers. Her hobies included traditional dances especially Mokhibo, folk songs, etc., by which she went a long way in promoting Basotho culture, norms and beliefs.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-laws, Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Bereng Seeiso and Chieftainess ‘Mabereng Seeiso Bereng Seeiso and two grandchildren – Princess Senate Mohato Bereng Seeiso and Prince Bereng Seeiso Bereng Seeiso.

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