ISBN 9789991131269
Pages 248
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2001
Publisher Institute of Southern African Studies, Lesotho
Format Paperback

King's Knights

by L.B.B.J. Machobane

In the King's Knights, Prof. L.B.B.J. Machobane, Minister of Education for Lesotho from 1987 to 1992, examines the governance of the Lesotho military regime from 1986-1993. His point of departure and issue in question is the military regime's justification of the initial coup and declared aim to bring into existence "a new constitution better suited to the needs of the Basotho nation". The book examines the inner workings of the coalition government which comprised of officers of the Lesotho para-military unit who dominated the coalition; King Moshoeshoe II and his Chiefs; and a coopted array of civilian ministers.

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