Queen ’Masenate pleads for peace

Queen ’Masenate pleads for peace

MATSIENG – QUEEN ’Masenate Mohato Seeiso says Lesotho is a modern-day Jerusalem where people were crying for peace.

The Queen made the remarks while addressing the congregation at St Louise in Matsieng, the royal village.

The ceremony saw Queen ’Masenate officially joining the Sodality of St Anne in the Catholic Church.

She said Basotho are crying for peace and stability and some Basotho are running away from their country in fear of their lives.

She quoted from the Bible that men should teach their wives the song that is sung in times of sorrows, the dirge.

To women, she said: “Let’s pray consistently and make sure we die leaving our children with peace.”

The Queen, clad in her new religious wear of the union’s black headdress, purple cap, blouse and skirt with a long white rosary hanging from her neck, encouraged all to pray for peace.

She pleaded with leaders to put an end to killings and the raping of women.

“The country itself is not at peace. Tuning to radios or even reading (newspapers), one can tell the country is not stable,” she said.

She said Basotho are disturbed by the instability in Lesotho. She urged women to pray to God to heal the land.

Minister of Communications Joang Molapo said the Queen had made them proud as she was born in Leribe though married in Matsieng.

Molapo said the vow she took says she is the mother of Basotho nationally.

There was a burst of ululations after the Queen received gifts from various members of St Ann including the Botswana Parish, which came in two buses to witness the event.

One of St Ann members ’Mamoneka Motšoeneng said it was a great privilege to have the Queen among fellow worshippers.

The Queen is 41 years old and the union members are normally not less than 60 years.

“I wish other youngsters can join the Sodality to dilute and increase the vibrancy of St Anne across the country,” Motšoeneng said.

Senate Sekotlo

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