Ntsu Mokhehle

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Ntsu Mokhehle (26 December 1918 – 6 January 1999) was a Lesotho politician. He served as Prime Minister of the country from 2 April 1993 to 17 August 1994 and from 14 September 1994 to 29 May 1998.

Mokhehle was born in Teyateyaneng. He founded the Basutoland Congress Party (renamed Basotho Congress Party after independence in 1966) in 1952 and led the party until 1997 when he resigned and formed a new political party, Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD).

He did not attend an LCD conference in late January 1998 due to poor health and did not seek to be re-elected as party leader, but the party re-elected him anyway. After Mokhehle insisted he could not lead the party any longer, a new conference was held and Deputy Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili was elected as party leader on 21 February.[1] The LCD won the parliamentary election that followed, and Mosisili replaced Mokhehle as Prime Minister.

Mokhehle died in Bloemfontein, South Africa on 6 January 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lesotho Congress for Democracy Vacillates Before Electing New Leader", Summary of Events in Lesotho, Volume 5, Number 1, First Quarter 1998, trc.org.ls.
Preceded by
Elias Phisoana Ramaema
Prime Minister of Lesotho
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Hae Phoofolo
Preceded by
Hae Phoofolo
Prime Minister of Lesotho
1994–1998
Succeeded by
Pakalitha Mosisili