Educated at Leribe Mission School then at Basutoland High School in 1946 he went to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he worked as a storeman at a cigarette wholesale company in order to save enough money to get to Fort Hare University College. His employer offered to finance his studies so he entered the faculty of medicine at Witwatersrand University in 1948. Six years later he graduated and returned to Lesotho as a government medical officer.
He resigned from government service in 1962 to help found the Marematlou Freedom Party. After attacking South Africa at the Addis Ababa Organisation of African Unity conference in 1963 he ran into trouble with the South African border police and was declared a prohibited immigrant. He opposed the agreement on Lesotho independence on the grounds that there were not enough constitutional safeguards to ensure the continuous evolution of a democratic system.
In the 1965 elections he defeated at Lipelancng in the Butha- Buthe district but he secured nomination to the senate. Elected President of the Senate, he was replaced in MAV 1966. He was ousted as party chairman when the vote went against him at the annual congress in 1969. The splinter group he leads failed to win any seats at the 1970 elections.
Government medical officer who turned to politics in his thirties. Strong on idealism, weak on tactics for winning seats. Founder-member of Marematlou (Unity is Strength) in 1962 when the Basutoland Freedom Party was merged with it and subsequently its chairman until 1969. Despite his defeat, he still leads a splinter group of the party.