THE royal family and the Mafeteng community have praised the Prince Mohato Jerome Seeiso for his patriotism and love for the less privileged members of society.
Prince Seeiso (30), who died of heart failure a fortnight ago on the 12 October, was laid to rest in Likhoele in the Mafeteng district yesterday.
Prince Seeiso is the second and only son of the Principal Chief of Likhoele, Lerotholi Leshoboro Seeiso and ‘Maletsabisa Seeiso.
A family representative, Kelello Mojela Lerotholi, said the deceased could have had the heart problem from as far back as May 2018 but it the condition could have been mistaken for something else.
During the burial ceremony family and friends said that Prince Seeiso was “a kind, happy soul and a giving person who treated everyone equally despite their status or wealth”.
Prince Seeiso worked at Sentebale, charity organisation which supports orphans and vulnerable children.
Some of his former colleagues at Sentebale said the late Prince often sued his own funds to help people because he never wanted to see anyone suffer.
“Mohato never turned a blind eye on the less fortunate hence he always used his own money to assist where he can every time we were at the field.
“For these reasons his passing is a great loss to his family, friends and Basotho in general because if he had lived longer he was going to do wonders for his country,” one of Prince Seeiso’s former colleagues at Sentebale said.
For his part, Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki said Prince Seeiso had lived an exemplary life and his death had not resulted from some of the vices that normally cut short the lives of the youths.