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Nelson Mandela Timeline – Little Known Facts You May Not Know About Dalibhunga

Portrait of South African political leader Nelson Mandela between 1945 and 1960. He was wearing the traditional outfit of the Thembu tribe

Revolutionary hero and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela is among the most famous and well-respected political activists of all time, and after serving 27 years in prison, he became South Africa’s first democratically elected Black president in 1994. From his earliest days as a descendant of South African royalty, the Thembu Kingdom ...

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Martin Thembisile Chris Hani SACP leader & MK chief of staff

Chris Hani SACP leader & MK chief of staff

Names: Hani, Thembisile ‘Chris’ Born: 28 June 1942, Cofimvaba, Transkei, (now Eastern Cape), South Africa Died: 10 April 1993, Dawn Park, Boksburg, South Africa In summary: Chief of Staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe and General-Secretary of the SACP. Ahh! Tshonyane! Chungwa, Dikiza, Sawu, Tota, Simnke, Khwane, Hani, Zulu, Mth’uzimele, Gqunukhwebe, ...

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Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki former President of South Africa

Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki,with other Xhosa men eating fresh beef in Ngcingwana, Idutywa in former Transkei

Names: Mbeki, Thabo Mvuyelwa Born: 18 June 1942, Idutywa in Transkei, South Africa In summary: President of South Africa, first deputy president in the new Government of National Unity.   Clan names (Isiduko): iZizi, uJama kaSijadu, umqala mde ungangenduku, Dlamini, Fakade, Ngxibi. Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki was born on June 18 ...

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Nomaka Epainette Mbeki Has Passed Away At Age 98

Johannesburg – Former president Thabo Mbeki’s 98-year-old mother Epainette Mbeki has died, the SABC reported on Saturday. The Mbeki family confirmed that Epainette had died at a private hospital in East London in the Eastern Cape, the national broadcaster reported. She was admitted to hospital two weeks ago for medical observation ...

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Madiba the African Opera at the South African State Theatre

Madibe the African opera is a work was created by HRH Unathi Phathuxolo Mtirara, composed by Sibusiso Njeza and orchestrated by Kutlwano Masote. It begins in the village of Mqhekezweni, a couple of years before the birth of President Nelson Mandela, Mqhekezweni is the original Great Place of King Dalindyebo, it was seen ...

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King Hintsa of the Xhosa Nation died on this day (12 May 1835)

King Hintsa of the Gcaleka Xhosa

King Hintsa ka Khawuta (1789 – 12 May 1835), also known as Hintsa the Great. He was the 4th paramount Chief of the Gcaleka, sub-group of the united Xhosa nation from 1820 until his death in 1835. He was born just 10 years after the beginning of 100 years of ...

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