HRM King Maxhob'ayakhawuleza Sandile Aa! Zanesizwe (May 21, 1955 - July 11, 2011) was the reigning king of the Rharhabe sub-group of the Xhosa nation until his death on 11 July 2011.
He is the son of the late King Mxolisi Sandile
Aa! Bazindlovu, who was the son of King Archie Velile Sandile, and Queen Nolizwe, the daughter of King Victor Poto Ndamase Aa! Bhekuzulu and sister to the wife of Chief Justice Thandathu Mabandla of the AmaBhele aseTyhume Tribe. He is the sixth descendant of King Mgolombane Sandile who was the son of Ngqika.
In 1988 he married his wife, Princess Nomusa Zulu, who was the daughter of the then Zulu Monarch the late
King Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon and sister to King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu.
He became Paramount Chief in 1991 after his mother had been regent during the time when the
Ciskei government had been under the control of Lennox Sebe which was later taken over in the same period by Brigadier Joshua Oupa Gqozo.
References [ edit ]
African Language Association of Southern Africa (2003).
South African Journal of African Languages Volume 23-24. Strober P., Ludman B., Haffagee F. (2004).
Mail & Guardian A-Z of South African Politics
External links [ edit ]
South African Government Article on King Sandile