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Minister dies

Staff Reporter/Lena MASERU — The Minister of Development Planning Professor Ramoshebi Moletsane (pictured above) died on Friday at a Bloemfontein hospital after a short illness.
In a statement on Friday Prime Minister Tom Thabane’s office said Moletsane was admitted at the hospital on Monday. He was 74.

The statement said Moletsane contributed immensely to the development of Lesotho.
“He worked tirelessly towards upliftment of the lives of all Basotho and will be remembered for his outstanding contribution to education and development of Lesotho.” Moletsane, who was also deputy leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC), was appointed minister in June when his party formed a coalition government with the Lesotho Congress for Democracy and the Basotho National Party.
Moletsane was born at Mesitsaneng in Mohale’s Hoek on September 23, 1938. He was married and had four children. Moletsane held an M.ED., D.ED from the University of Massachusetts, USA, M.A. from the University of Orange Free State, South Africa and B.A., B.ED, + CCE from the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland (UBLS). In 1957, he obtained the CAPE Certificate from Masitise High School in Quthing.

He attained the High Commission Teacher Certificate from Morija Training College in 1960.
He worked as a Vice Chancellor for the National University of Lesotho, Professor of Education, Director at National Manpower Development Department, Director of Bureau of Academic Support Services as well as Dean and professor of Education at UNITRA. Prime Minister Thabane conveyed his heartfelt condolences to King Letsie III and the Moletsane family for the great loss.

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