Friends of Morija to host his­toric tour

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shoeshoe I and his na­tion-build­ing ex­ploits cen­tred on Thaba-bo­siu since his de­par­ture from Menkhoa­neng,” said Gill.

“But then, many are not well acquainted with the var­i­ous lo­ca­tions used by his el­dest son Letsie and his de­scen­dants from as early as 1834 un­til today.

“They are lo­cated within eight kilo­me­tres of one another in the greater Morija-mat­sieng area in Morija, Pha­hameng, Mak­e­neng, Old Mat­sieng and New Mat­sieng.”

He said the pur­pose of the ex­cur­sion was to high­light the var­i­ous set­tle­ments con­nected with Le­sotho’s kings and para­mount chiefs while also ex­plain­ing their his­tory and sig­nif­i­cance.ac­cord­ing to Gill, the event would also be used to put in place a roadmap for manag­ing the sites.

“We will also ex­plore ways of tak­ing care of the sites more ef­fec­tively in terms of map­ping, doc­u­men­ta­tion, preser­va­tion and restora­tion, as well as pre­sent­ing and pro­mot­ing them for ed­u­ca­tional and tourism pur­poses,” he said.

Since the ex­cur­sion will be an out­door event that in­volves walk­ing, Gill urged at­ten­dees to wear com­fort­able shoes and cloth­ing, pack lunch, lots of liq­uids, “as well as in­quis­i­tive spirit”.

He added that they would also be ex­pected to re­spect the pri­vacy of the Royal Fam­ily at Mat­sieng, but would be free to take notes, pho­to­graphs and videos.

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