Mxolisi Sandile, King of Rharhabe-Xhosa

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Mxolisi Sandile, King of Rharhabe-Xhosa

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Father of Ntomboxolo kaMxolisi Sandile and Maxhobayakhawuleza Sandile Tshawe

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About Mxolisi Sandile, King of Rharhabe-Xhosa

When Chief Mkhanya ka-Namba died, his younger brother and right-hand man Dyosini ka-Namba succeeded him. He had two sons, Rhamnwana and Nompempe through his wife Nontozimbi Rhatsha of Giqwa-clan. Their elder son Rhamncwana ka-Dyosini was inaugurated as Chief of amaGqunukhwebe aseLwandle in 1975 under the Ciskei Bantu Tribal Authority led by L.L.W. Sebe. During this time his first wife Nokhazi of amaBamba clan had died but already had children together and their eldest son and heir to throne was Ntlanganiso. Chief Rhamncwana re-married to Nondenze (Nongenile) - daughter of Mbutiyakhe ka-Twani from the Qhinebe-clan and they had two sons Xolani and Gcobani. Nongenile is still acting regent. The heir to the throne, Ntlanganiso ka Rhamncwana Phatho married Nondumiso (daughter of Petros Namba of the Tshawe clan from Twecu village in 1970, and they had son called Zolani is 1973. This marriage collapsed in 1976 and their son Zolani went to the initiation school at King Xolilizwe's (Gcaleka-Xhosa) great place place. and he returned to his ancestral home in 2008 from Cape Town. He (Ntlanganiso) then re-married in 1982 to Ntomboxolo (daughter of Mxolisi Sandile the King of Rharhabe-Xhosa) and they had two daughters, Nolwandle and Nomonde. According to tradition Zolani ka-Ntlanganiso Phatho is expected to the next in line to ascend the throne when he's of age.