The Subjugation of the Kingdom

  • L. B. B. J. Machobane


Through a Treaty with the British Governor, Sir George Napier, in 1843, The British Government recognised the Morena e Moholo Moshoeshoe as the ‘faithful ally of the [Cape of Good Hope] Colony’. The Morena e Moholo Moshoeshoe was entrusted with the responsibility of guarding the Cape Colony borders against Boer Trekker violations, in the wake of the Great Trek, in lieu of which he received an annual gift of £75, in money or in munitions of war.1


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© L. B. B. J. Machobane 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. B. B. J. Machobane
    • 1
  1. 1.MaseruLesotho

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