- Mangaliso Ndlovuyezwe Ndamase is the new King of AmaMpondo aseNyandeni
- He is the son of the late King Makaziwe Ndamase and the late Queen Bhongolwethu Ndamase
- He is an alumni of Kearsney College in Durban
Mangaliso Ndlovuyezwe Ndamase was sworn in as the new King of AmaMpondo aseNyandeni (Western AmaMpondo) on Wednesday.
The coronation was held at Nyandeni Great Place in Libode, Eastern Cape, IOL reports. More than 15,000 people reportedly attended it.
Ndamase is the son of the late King Makaziwe Ndamase and the late Queen Bhongolwethu Ndamase.
He is now the sixth Kumkani/King of Western Pondoland. He attended the prestigious Kearsney College in Durban, Briefly.co.za gathered.
According to the Twitter page of Kearsney College Centenary History Project, the late President Nelson Mandela personally facilitated Ndamase's enrolment at the college.
Ndamase became regent in 2008 and has acted in that position until now. He succeeded his mother who had acted as regent for 11 years until then.
In his speech, Ndamase called for unity and development of the kingdom. There has been controversy over who is the rightful king.
Just a few weeks ago, the Constitutional Court ruled that King Zanozuko Sigcau is the only legitimate ruler of AmaMpondo as a whole.
It is believed that as a result of this controversy, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize pulled out of the coronation.
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