Mbewuleni

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Mbewuleni
Mbewuleni is located in Eastern Cape
Mbewuleni
Mbewuleni
Mbewuleni is located in South Africa
Mbewuleni
Mbewuleni
Coordinates: 31°40′05″S 27°43′01″E / 31.668°S 27.717°E / -31.668; 27.717Coordinates: 31°40′05″S 27°43′01″E / 31.668°S 27.717°E / -31.668; 27.717
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictChris Hani
MunicipalitySakhisizwe
Government
 • Councillorū
Area
 • Total2.30 km2 (0.89 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total233
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.6%
 • White0.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa98.3%
 • Other1.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Mbewuleni is a remote village in the Sakhisizwe Local Municipality of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Its primary claim to fame is as the hometown of former state president Thabo Mbeki. Poor and bucolic, its telephone system is solar-powered. The largest family in Mbewuleni is the Mpahlwa family from the Abathembu tribe. The Tutu family also resides there, Desmond Tutu's roots are in this village. His ancestor TUTU himself was buried here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mbewuleni". Census 2011.