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Jonathan, Leabua Josephlocked

  • Robert R. Edgar


Jonathan, Leabua Joseph (1914–1987), prime minister of Basutoland and of Lesotho, was born on 30 October 1914 at Leribe, Basutoland. A great-grandson of Moshoeshoe, founder of the Basotho kingdom, he was the fourth child of Chief Jonathan Molapo (1843/4–1928) and his wife, M'akatiso...

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