Lesotho. After a few troubled years, the population was
allowed to temporarily forget about poverty and political
contradictions when the 36-year-old King Letsie III married
23-year-old student Karabo Motsoeneng in February. Thousands
of guests, including most of the heads of state in southern
Africa, attended the celebrations that took place on day
three. The marriage ceremony was held at the national
stadium in the capital Maseru.
COUNTRYAAH, a diplomatic complication arose in connection with the
wedding. King Letsie charged South African President Thabo
Mbeki that, as is the tradition, he fined a cow as
punishment for not personally attending the wedding but
sending his interior minister.