Basotho speak on Independence Day
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.
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.