Maxhob'ayakhawuleza Sandile

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Maxhob'ayakhawuleza Sandile
King of Rharhabe Xhosas
Reign 1991 – 11 July 2011
Coronation 1995
Predecessor Mxolisi Bazindlovu Sandile
Successor Jonguxolo Sandile
Born 21 May 1956
Died 11 July 2011(2011-07-11) (aged 55)
Consort Noloyiso Zulu
Full name
Maxhob'ayakhawuleza Zanesizwe kaBazindlovu ka Velile Sandile
House Rharhabe House
Father Mxolisi Bazindlovu Sandile

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.


  • 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 [1]