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MISA cheers envoy


Mpho Linake

Following last week’s announcement of new envoys for the Kingdom of Lesotho as well as their subsequent commissioning His Majesty King Letsie III at the Royal Palace in Maseru, the Lesotho chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Lesotho) congratulated its former member Thabang Matjama who was among the commissioned envoys.

Matjama has been appointed as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the Swiss Confederation and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva.

A veteran journalist in his own right, Matjama began his professional career in the 1990s working for different media houses locally as well as internationally performing various roles including at the now-defunct Mopheme – The Survivor newspaper, Public Eye, South African Broadcasting Corporation’s Thobela FM, KickOff, News24, Agence France Press and BBC correspondent in Lesotho until 2012.

Between 2002 and 2013, Matjama performed different key roles within MISA Lesotho and he was elected Secretary General of the institute in 2002, the position held until 2005, said MISA.

MISA indicated that, in 2007, Matjama rejoined MISA Lesotho as information and research officer and he was appointed acting national director of the institute in 2008 until 2009. However, Matjama parted ways with MISA Lesotho in his substantive position as formation and research officer in 2013. He was now working for the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority at the time of his honory appointment last week.

MISA Lesotho passed its fervent congratulations and good wishes to him and his family for the new assignment.

The three new envoys of the Kingdom of Lesotho include Dr Pontšo Sekatle who has been commissioned to while Senate Gabasheane Masupha will represent the country at

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