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King’s Cup raises M1 million

Moorosi Tsiane

THE Kings Cup Golf tournament has returned with a bang this year raising a whopping M1,1 million.

This was announced during the tournaments’ prize giving ceremony which was hosted at a local hotel on Friday evening.

The tournament started on Thursday evening and ended on Friday at Maseru Golf Club.

The Kings Cup is an open tournament played by corporates and individuals in a four-ball sequence.

Their Majesties King Letsie III and Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso both graced the event.

The tournament which was launched in 2011 under the Royal Education Development Fund by the Matekane Group of Companies (MGC) in partnership with the Lesotho Steel Products was this year won by Teboho Kobeli.

On behalf of the founders, MGC chairperson Sam Matekane thanked this year’s participants and said the tourney would not have achieved its feat without their participation.

Matekane said the initiative was started to carry Their Majesties’ vision.

“The tournament started as a way to carry forward a vision of Their Majesties of caring for vulnerable children,” Matekane said.

“We saw their desire to do more and we understood that if we can work together as corporates, we could help in realisation of this vision. We all know that they founded a trust through which they can carry out their vision called Royal Education Development Trust.

“You will all bear witness that we have many less privileged children in our country, hence we took it upon ourselves to help,” Matekane said.

Matekane said the reason the tournament did not take place last year is that they wanted to come up with strategies to improve it.

His Majesty King Letsie III expressed gratitude to all the participants at this year’s edition.

“Your presence here is evidence that you are concerned citizens of Lesotho, the region and the world and you have it in your hearts to help where assistance is needed.

“This cup boasts of a history of generosity, love and compassion. It is a history of good and responsible citizenship and I want to celebrate such history with everyone and thank you for being part of such beautiful history.

“It is my hope that we will walk together with all of you and maybe in future others will join us along this path of helping the needy, extending a hand to needy families and communities,” His Majesty King Letsie III said.

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