Flag of Lesotho


Lesotho, formally the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. As an enclave of South Africa, with which it shares a 1,106 km border, it is the only sovereign enclave in the world outside of the Italian peninsula.


Our standard dataset contains 288 entities connected with Lesotho. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Lesotho. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 233 entities identified as PEPs connected with Lesotho.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office1--
Minister of Agriculture, Food Security, & Nutrition1--
Minister of Defense & National Security1--
Minister of Education & Training1--
Minister of Energy1--
Minister of Environment and Forestry1--
Minister of Finance & Development Planning1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Relations1--
Minister of Gender, Youth & Social Development1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Information, Communications, Science, Technology and Innovation1-1
Minister of Labor & Employment1--
Minister of Law & Justice1--
Minister of Local Government, Chieftainship, Home Affairs, & Police1--
Minister of Natural Resources1--
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs1--
Minister of Public Service1--
Minister of Public Works & Transport1--
Minister of Tourism, Sports, Arts, & Culture1--
Minister of Trade, Industry & Small Businesses1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly-12065
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Lesotho-41
Governor, Central Bank of Lesotho1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Lesotho--13
Foreign Minister of Lesotho-26
Minister of Finance of Lesotho-34
Prime Minister of Lesotho-33
Minister of Justice of Lesotho-31
Deputy Prime Minister of Lesotho-21
King of Lesotho--3
Member of the Senate of Lesotho--3
Minister of Defence and National Security-11
Minister of Health of Lesotho-11
Minister of Communications, Science and Technology-1-
Minister of Development and Planning-1-
Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...