BaKoena ba Mopeli people or clan are an ethnic group currently inhabiting parts of Qwaqwa, Free state, South Africa. They are part of the Basotho people and are descendants of Paulus Mopeli, a younger brother of King Moshoeshoe i of Lesotho. For this reason the south african governemnt recognise them as a chieftancy and not a kingship.
The royal family is currently are based at Qwaqwa, Free state, South Africa. The royal family includes :
Morenaemoholo (King) Moremoholo Mopeli
Morenaemoholo (King) Moremoholo Motebang Mopeli of BaKoena ba Mopeli, Qwaqwa, Free state, South Africa. He succeeded his late brother Thokoana Mopeli in 2018 and was crowned the same year reigning over 43 chiefs. He is the son of late Morena Motebang and Mofumahadi MaThokoana. Besides being monarch, he is an excellent artist from the National school of art and a biker.
Mofumahadi (Queen mother) Mathokoana Mopeli
Mofumahadi (Queen mother) Mathokwana Mopeli of BaKoena ba Mopeli, free state, Qwaqwa, South Africa. She is the wife of late Morenaemoholo Motebang and mother of late Morena Thokoana Mopeli, current Morenaemoholo (King) Moremoholo Mopeli and late princess Princess Manapo Mopeli. She became regent for her late son in 1993 after the death of his father.
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Late Morena Thokoana Mopeli
Late Morenaemoholo (King) Thokoana Mopeli of BaKoena ba Mopeli, Qwaqwa free state, South Africa. He died in 2018 at the age of 41. He was the son of late Morena Motebang and Mofumahadi MaThokoana. He had risen to the throne of his later father in the 1993 under regency of his mother Queen Mathokwana Mopeli. His funeral was attended by King Letsie iii of Lesotho, Queen Masenate of Lesotho, Morena of BaTlokwa ba Mota, South Africa, royalty, government officials and the general public.
Late Princess Manapo Mopeli
Late Princess Manapo Mopeli of BaKoena ba Mopeli, Qwaqwa, Free state, South Africa. She was the daughter of late Morena Motebang and Mofumahadi MaThokoana. She is the sister of current Morenaemoholo (King) Moremoholo Mopeli and late Morena Thokoana Mopeli. A fashion designer particularly in modern basotho blanket wear designs, She passed on in 2019.
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