Diagnoses and Resolutions: From Failure to Recrimination to Silence

Murray Colin and Sanders Peter

in Medicine Murder in Colonial Lesotho

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780748622849
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652952 | DOI:
Diagnoses and Resolutions: From Failure to Recrimination to Silence

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The narratives explaining medicine murder formed part of the battle for the hearts and minds of ordinary Basotho which engaged colonial officials, missionaries, chiefs and nationalist politicians. This chapter examines this battle. It describes proposals for change; The Round Table Conference of 1953 and the anti-liretlocampaign 161; attacks on the police in 1956: the Council and the conference; the government's loss of interest in the late 1950s and the early 1960s. In October 1966, the British Colony of Basutoland became the independent nation of Lesotho, and the Paramount Chief became King Moshoeshoe II.

Keywords: Basotho; medicine murder; 1953 Round Table Conference; anti-liretlocampaign; Basutoland; Lesotho

Chapter.  14849 words. 

Subjects: African Studies

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