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Siyakukhulula Madiba, Aah! Dalibunga!!

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I would like it to be said that, "Here lies a man who has done his duty on earth". That is all.





Ah! Jong'umsobomvu!

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Early Sunday morning of the 8th December 2013, I took a long ascent up iNtaba kaNdoda to visit chief's burial site.

The mirror of Nothonto
For his mother's likeness
The black water snake from Xhukwane
Sharp eyes daring the red dawn
Learning lifelong lessons here
At the Mngcwangeni foot of this Ntaba kaNdoda
During the Thuthula moment of the war of Amalinde

The black water snake who crossed famed rivers
Who fought in valiance in the waterkloof
And Amathole stirring Jingqi's passions
All the way to the island

Mover of people, patriot, hero, strategist
Eloquent intellect
Ngqika's beloved son
The whole nation salutes you.

AAH! JONG'UMSOBOMVU!!



Portrait photograph (#337) of Chief Maqoma courtesy of Gustav Theodor Fritsch Collection