Happy 93rd Birthday Bhele Ahh! Jongilizwe!!!
CHIEF JT MABANDLA. Ahh! Jongilizwe.
On behalf of AmaBhele, children and family we are delighted to write this message of appreciation on your birthday as we look back in admiration at the 63 years of service as leader to our people.
Bhele, Ahh! Jongilizwe!!! you were only 30-years-old when you were anointed and crowned Chief of AmaBhele nation 63 years ago.
From there on you went to serve as a founding Prime Minister of the Ciskei Republic before you voted to cede the Ciskei homeland into a new amalgamated Republic of South Africa in 1994.
You lit and fanned the flame in Contralesa and the National House of Traditional Leaders. In 2016 We were humbled when at the age of 90 you were elected councillor at Raymond Mhlaba Municipality. We thank the Government and Community for their continued support .
Umntu Ngumntu Ngabantu !