Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa

Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa

Militant + King

Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa was a member of the Thembu tribe of South Africa, and the chief of Mvezo, a tiny village on the banks of the Mbashe River, known today as the Bashee River. He was the father of anti-apartheid activist and South African president Nelson Mandela. His father, named Mandela, was the son of Thembu King Ngubengcuka As chief, Mphakanyiswa presided in an official capacity at marriages, funerals, and initiations.… Read More


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1880 Birth Born in 1880.


1928 48 Years Old Died in 1928.