Restau­rant to mark Moshoeshoe’s Day

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

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.

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