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Lwandile Zwelenkosi Matanzima

Lwandile Zwelenkosi Matanzima (1970/71 – 22 May 2010) was a South African clan leader and ruler as king of Western Thembuland.[1]

He was the grandson of the former President of Transkei, Kaiser Matanzima, and a great-great-nephew of Nelson Mandela.[1]

Matanzima, the king of the Western Thembuland Kingdom was one of six traditional kings in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.[1] The Thembu people are divided into two kingdoms - Matanzima was ruler of the Western Thembuland Kingdom while his cousin, King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, led the second kingdom, BakaDalindyebo.[1]

King Matanzima had suffered from declining health in recent years, and had been admitted to One Military Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, in 2009.[1] He died unexpectedly at Life St Dominic’s Hospital in East London, South Africa, on 22 May 2010, at the age of 39.[1] He had vomited blood and complained of stomach pain the day before his death.[1]

King Matanzima was survived by his wife, Phila, and his mother, Nosizwe.[1]


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