Friday

Plate Numbers of Lesotho

Plate numbers of Lesotho, or license plates of Lesotho if you'd rather, had the Basotho Hat and a letter that represented one of the eleven provinces, and then the identifying number. Government vehicles were X, Y or Z, and the plate numbers were red. Our car was Hat G 0038. The hat for Lesotho, the G for Quthing, and 38 because my parents were the 38th to buy a car in the southern district of Quthing. Number plates are for life in Lesotho, so that you can sell your car, buy another one, and stick the same plate numbers on it. I've never known any other number than Hat G 0038!

How we used to dread the red X, Y or Z number plates!