Kaiser Daliwonga Matanzima, former leader of the Transkei (1915 - 2003)

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Birthplace: Qamata, St Mark's district, South Africa
Death: Died in Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Nkosi Kaiser Dailwonga Matanzima, born 15th June 1915 in Qamata, St Mark's District entered school at the age of seven and in 1930 he was sent to school at Lovedale. He moved on to Fort Hare University College, where he passed the matriculation examination in 1936, and in 1939 graduated with a BA in Roman Law and Political Science from the University of South Africa, the first South African chief to be awarded a university degree, commenced work with a firm of attorneys in Umtata in 1940, appointed Chief of the amaHala clan of Thembu in St Mark's district in June 1940, appointed by the South African government to the United Transkeian Territories General Council (the Bunga) in 1942, but regarding it as "obsolete" he resigned in 1944, later he was made "permanent Regional Chief of the Emigrant Thembu districts of St Marks and Xalanga" (not just, as formerly, chief of the amaHala in Emigrant Thembuland). He rejoined the Bunga in 1955 and his status was further enhanced to Paramount Chief under the Promotion of Bantu Self-Government Act of 1959 on 1st April 1966; Chairman of the Transkeian Territorial Authority in 1961, Chief Minister of Transkei 1963/1976, Prime Minister of Transkei 1976/1979 and President of Transkei 1979/1986, married 1stly, 1940, Inkosazana Dade Sangoni, born 1923, sister to the late Chief Cranmer Zingisa Sangoni and daughter of the late Chief Xolilizwe Sangoni, married 2ndly, 1954, Inkosazana Nozuko Jayinja, married 3rdly, married 4thly, Inkosazana Irene Nolusapho Matanzima (née Moyakhe), born 24th September 1930, married 5thly, and had issue. He died 15th June 2003 at the Frontier Hospital in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, buried 22nd June 2003 at Qamata Great Place. http//freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~royalty/states/southafrica/thembu.html

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Kaiser Matanzima, former leader of the Transkei's Timeline

1915
June 15, 1915
South Africa
1918
1918
Age 2
1940
1940
Age 24
1967
1967
Age 51
2003
June 15, 2003
Age 88
Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 22, 2003
Age 88
Eastern Cape, South Africa