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Dec. 30, 2021

OWN CORRESPONDENT

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Chief Mathealira dies at 77

Chief Mathealira dies at 77

The late Chief Mathealira Seeiso

Story highlights

  • Prince Lerotholi says his father died from old age
  • The late Chief Mathealira was His Majesty King Letsie III’s uncle

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CHIEF Mathealira Seeiso, the Principal Chief of Mokhotlong died on Thursday morning, the family has confirmed.

His son, Prince Lerotholi Mathealira Seeiso said his father died from old age.

“This is a great loss to the family but since he was old and had raised us well, we are thankful for his life,” he said.
Prince Seeiso said the family was yet to meet to set the date of the funeral.

The late Chief Mathealira Seeiso was His Majesty King Letsie III’s uncle and younger brother of the late King Moshoeshoe II.

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He was the son of the late King Simon Seeiso Griffith.
In March 2020, at the age of 76, he stepped down from office to make room for his son, Prince Lerotholi. LeNA

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