King Lestsie of Lesotho ranked 9th biggest landowner in the world

King Lestsie of Lesotho ranked 9th biggest landowner in the world

- King Lestsie III of Lesotho has been ranked as the ninth biggest landowner in the world

- The 56-year-old monarch first became king when his father was forced into exile in 1990 before he finally became the leader of the country in 1996 when his dad died

- Lestsie III got his first degree in law from the National University of Lesotho after his college education in the UK

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According to Africa Facts Zone, King Lestsie III is the ninth biggest landowner in the world and he is the proud owner of a huge landmass in Lesotho.

It should be noted that in his country, there is no individual ownership of land as sites are given to people to farm on in the bid to ensure a balanced land distribution model.

Aged 56, he became king after his father, Moshoeshoe II, went into exile in 1990.

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Though the position of his father was briefly restored in 1995, Moshoeshoe II died in a car crash in early 1996 and Letsie again ascended the throne.

Briefly.co.za gathered that he received his education in the United Kingdom at Ampleforth College.

Afterwards, he proceeded to study at the National University of Lesotho where he graduated with a BA in law.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has been ranked the most populated country on the African continent with a whopping population of 206.1 million people.

In a table of six African populous countries according to UN estimates, Ethiopia and Egypt followed in the second and third positions with 114.9 million and 102.3 million people respectively

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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