Ba­sotho speak on In­de­pen­dence Day

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LE­SOTHO on Sun­day marks 49 years of self-rule af­ter at­tain­ing in­de­pen­dence from Great Bri­tain on 4 Oc­to­ber 1966. ‘Ma­ma­jone Konyana The day is very im­por­tant be­cause we need to al­ways re­mem­ber when we got our free­dom from Bri­tain. We are now no longer un­der the colo­nial yoke. How­ever, to the ques­tion of how I will com­mem­o­rate the day, I don’t know as yet.

Manama Letsie While In­de­pen­dence Day is widely cel­e­brated through­out the coun­try and marked with pomp and fanfare, there Khot­so­falang Maluke I don’t think In­de­pen­dence Day is im­por­tant. I don’t know what it means. Some peo­ple use it to push their own po­lit­i­cal agen­das, so I end up not know­ing what the day is sup­posed to sig­nify. are con­trast­ing views among Ba­sotho on what re­ally means.

re­porter, Mot­samai

Mofo Mauoene Mokotjo, went to the streets of Maseru to hear what the peo­ple thing of this oc­ca­sion.

Tšeliso Ra­makhula Chekoe Le­foka To me, the day means I am al­lowed to do what I want. I am in­de­pen­dent and ca­pa­ble of mak­ing my own de­ci­sions. Ba­sotho should know where we come from and, con­se­quently, we will know where we are go­ing.

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