Xhosa Gallery @Amathole Museum

Today we'll start looking at Sandile Heritage Route

Nalo ke uhambo lomhambi ...

Sunny 39°C e-Qonce, scorching, blazing hot.
I had a few places of interest I planned to visit, so it had to be done.

First on the list was mam'uNontetha Nkwenkwe's statue. I was sadly disappointed to learn that it  was stolen just a few weeks ago from this spot (in front of the Magistrate's Court). Apparently two guys claiming to be from the National Heritage/Arts & Culture Office came and uprooted it :(

 As former president Zizi put it in his 'I Am An Afrikan' speech -
On an occasion such as this, we should, perhaps, start from the beginning.So let me begin...
Here's the Xhosa genealogy tree, starting from the house of Phalo.

Remember the Cove Rock post a few days earlier?

Then there was Africa's 100 Years War; kuzoqhaw'kunobathana, zizolima z'yometyeni!

Maqoma's seal, one of the very last prized possessions of the chief.

Maqoma's Seal

Enkosi mhlekazi.  Visit @ Amathole Museum


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