The Parliament of the Kingdom of Lesotho’s National Assembly claims to have land in parts of the South Africa, which they plan to reclaim.
The Lesotho’s National Assembly plans to commence with their motion to reclaim their land from South Africa after Christmas break; this includes the whole Free State, parts of the Northern Cape, parts of the Eastern Cape, part of Mpumalanga, and parts of KwaZulu-Natal, as well as the territory of the kingdom of Lesotho, this is according to News24’s source.
“The Honourable House resolves, pursuant to Section 1(2) of the Constitution, to declare the whole of the Free State, parts of the Northern Cape, parts of the Eastern Cape, parts of Mpumalanga, and parts of KwaZulu-Natal as comprising the territory of the Kingdom of Lesotho,” reads the notice.
According to the Lesotho National Assembly, originally Basotho was based in the Orange Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, and parts of KwaZulu-Natal. But, because of forced migration during the Mfecane and other Nguni wars, they were forced to move north to present-day Lesotho.
Their history folds as follows: King Moshoeshoe I, around 1822, became the father of the Basotho people because he was responsible for bringing them together after they were driven apart by Zulu and Ndebele raids.
Given Lesotho’s proximity to South Africa, on both a physical and economic level, some activists have called for the nation to embrace annexation.
In 1871, Lesotho (then called Basutoland) was part of the Cape Province; in 1884, it was declared a distinct crown colony.
According to a government notice released on December 12, the “reclamation of Lesotho territory” will be pursued under United Nations Resolution 1817 (XVII), which was passed by the General Assembly at its 196th Plenary Meeting on December 18, 1962.