Restaurant to mark Moshoeshoe’s Day
NEWLY-OPENED Moshoeshoe Ii-based restaurant, Green Gate, will celebrate the life and legacy of Moshoeshoe I through music and food on Friday next week. During the month of March in general, and the 11th in particular, various events are held around the country to celebrate the Basotho nation’s founding monarch. While King Moshoeshoe I is believed to have been born on 12 March, it is marked on 11 March, the day he died in 1870.
According to Green Gate representative, Fila Maema, the show would be youth oriented, with such artists as LJ Lehana and Chino El Vito lined up to entertain revellers.
She said patrons would also be served beef and veggie burgers as well as potato wedges and coleslaw among other gourmet dishes.
“This will be our first event celebrating the legacy of our founder Morena Moshoeshoe I,” Maema told the Weekender this week.
“We believe the youth have an understanding of who Morena Moshoeshoe I is and what 11 March means to Basotho as a nation. That is why we are including them in marking the historic moment.
“The event is not exclusively for Basotho as Morena Moshoeshoe was renowned for accommodating people from different nations. So everyone is welcome.”
LJ Lehana is billed to perform at the show.