I have seen the light!
The Basotho of Southern Africa
Filmed November 2003
The Drakensberg Mountains of southern
Africa. An imposing range of spectacular mountain peaks, rivers
and valleys. It is here
. nestled in the foothills and
mountains of this majestic range
that a unique people live
The Basotho of southern Africa number 5 and
.. 3 million live in the Free State Province of South
Africa while another 2 and 1/2 million live in the mountain
Kingdom of Lesotho. This fiercely proud and peaceful people are
usually seen with colorful wool blankets and conical-shaped hats.
They are the one people in Africa who are accustomed to living in
cold, snowy winters.
Basotho nation owes its existence to the wisdom and leadership of
King Moshoeshoe. Amid wars which ravaged southern
Africa during the 1800s this one man chose the path of peace
rather than of war. Rather than fight, King Moshoeshoe formed
alliances with other tribes through marriages and then gathered
his people to the safety of the mountain stronghold of Thaba Bosiu.
Here the Basotho nation was formed.
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