Hudson William Edison Ntsanwisi
|Hudson William Edison Ntsanwisi|
|1st Chief Minister of Gazankulu|
1 February 1973 – 25 March 1993
(as Chief Councillor of Vatsonga)
|Succeeded by||Edward Mhinga|
July 11, 1920|
Tzaneen, Transvaal Province, South Africa
|Died||March 23, 1993
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Ntsanwisi was born on 11 July 1920 at Shiluvane Swiss Mission Station, 10 km south of Tzaneen, Transvaal Province of South Africa. He attended the University of South Africa, where he obtained a Master's degree in African studies in 1965. He then went on to attend Georgetown University in the United States, where he studied linguistics.
After returning to South Africa, he worked as a teacher, and later as a school inspector in the northern Transvaal Province. He became the first Chief Minister of Machangana (which was later renamed Gazankulu) in 1969. He served as Chief Minister until his death in 1993.
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