Lesotho Parliament demands huge parts of South Africa
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 29, 2023
Lesotho’s parliament has debated a motion to claim huge swathes of territory from its much larger neighbor, South Africa.
An opposition Member of Parliament wants to declare the Free State and parts of four other provinces “Lesotho’s territory”.
The people of Lesotho, called Basotho, lived in these areas until the 19th Century, when they were seized by Afrikaners – white South Africans.
Many Basotho still live in South Africa, especially in the Free State.
The Sesotho language is one of South Africa’s 11 official languages, spoken by about four million people in the country, as well as the two million inhab