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Prime minister of Lesotho

Ntsu Mokhehle, former Prime Minister of Lesotho.


Mokhehle, Ntsu was born on December 26, 1918 in Teyateyaneng, Lesotho.


Bachelor of Science, Fort Hare University, Alice, South Africa, 1944. Bachelor of Science honours, Fort Hare University, Alice, South Africa, 1946. Master of Science in Parasitology, Fort Hare University, Alice, South Africa, 1949.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), National University Lesotho, Maseru, 1990.


Teacher secondary and high school, 1950-1955. Principal Maseru (Lesotho) Intermediate School, 1953. Founder, national leader Basutoland Congress Party, from 1952.

Co-founder newspaper Mohlabani, 1954. Founder newspaper Makatolle, 1960, Commentator, 1968, The Range, 1968. Jailed, 1970-1972; exiled, 1972-1988.

Prime minister Government of Lesotho, 1993—1994, 1994—1998. Leader delegation United Nations Special committee on granting independence to colonial countries and peoples, 1962. Member steering committee All-African People's Conference, Accra, Ghana, 1958.

Member Lesotho Independence talks, London, 1966. Member delegate negotiate pre-independence Constitution of Basutoland, 1964. Member Constitution Commission representing Basutoland Congress Party, 1962-1963.

Teachers representative National Council, 1957-1959. Consultant Pan-African Congress, Swaziland Congress Party, Botswana People's Party, others. One of forumlators African National Congress Programme of Action, 1949, delegate annual conference.

Activated formation political parties in Botswana and Swaziland, formed African Solidarity Conference.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Moshoeshoe I: Profile, 1976, second edition, 1990.


Leader opposition Republican Assembly, 1960-1963, pre-independence Parliament, 1965-1966, 66-70. Won 1st post-independence general elections, 1970. Member Lesotho Constnl.

Assembly on democratization, 1990-1991. Member district council Maseru, 1950-1953. National president Lesotho Cooperative Movement, 1962-1963.

Member Basutoland African Teachers Association (national president 1951-1956), Basutoland Sports Association (national president 1951-1956).


Son of Cicerone and Mosonngoa 'Maseeng M. Married 'Maneo Koloti, January 3, 1952. Children: Tseliso, Topollo, Mosonngoa.

Cicerone Mosonngoa


'Maneo Koloti

Tseliso Mokhehle

Topollo Mokhehle

Mosonngoa Mokhehle