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
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.