|• Total||3.32 km2 (1.28 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||98.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
EmaXesibeni is a small town in the eastern Eastern Cape province of South Africa, near that province's border with KwaZulu-Natal. In the census of 2011, its population was recorded as being 5,367 people, of whom 98% described themselves as "Black African", and 91.5% spoke Xhosa as their first language.
Xesibeland, the traditional region of the Xesibe people, was located around EmaXesibeni. The Xesibe was led by Chief Jojo; Jojo today is the royal family and still the leading family in EmaXesibeni.
On 18 January 1999 a number of tornadoes hit the town and surrounding areas. Twenty five people were killed and over five hundred thousand were injured; the tornadoes destroyed around 95% of the homes in the area leaving most people homeless making it the most destructive tornado recorded in South Africa.
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- Cowan, Kyle (24 November 2014). "Top 5 worst tornadoes in South African history". Newcastle Advertiser. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
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