The Generational Legacy (or curse) of the Basotho Nation

The history of partisan politics has been revolving between the two main generations, which have been at the forefront and leadership of the main political parties. The Greatest General, also known as the “G.I. Generation”,includes the veterans who fought in World War II. They were born from 1901 to 1927.The Silent Generation, also known as the “Lucky Few”, is the cohort who came of age in the post –World War II era.

They were born from 1928 to 1945. The Greatest Generation is the generation which formulated the first political parties in Lesotho. The Likes of the late Dr. Ntsu Mokhehle (born December 26, 1918) and Dr. Leabua Jonothane (born October 13, 1914), the baton was then passed over to the silent generation through the likes of Dr. Bethuel Pakalitha Mosisili (born March 14,1945) and Morena Retselisitsoe Sekhonyana (born in 1937). Including former Prime Minister Motsoahae Tomas Thabane(born May 28,1939), after being a member of parliament and part of the leadership in every government of the Kingdom of Lesotho since 1970 as the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health under the leadership of the late Dr. Leabua Jonathan.

Besides today the baby boomers generationis on the lead in Lesotho and at least for a moment. Baby boomers are also known as the “Me Generation”, are the people born following World War II from 1946 to 1964. Increased birth rates were observed during the post –World War II baby boom, making them a relatively large demographic cohort. In the U.S., many older boomers may have fought in the Vietnam War or participated in the counter culture of the 1960s. The kingdom today has Dr. Moeketsi Majoro (born 3 November, 1961) as the honourable Prime Minister.

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