Ngwane III.

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Ngwane III. († 1780) was King of Swaziland until 1780 . He is considered the first king of Swaziland .


According to the Swaziland conventions, the king always rules in partnership with his mother. The king's mother is called Indlovukazi and her place of residence marks the capital, where important ceremonies are held. Their house is called umphakatsi . The king's house is the center of administration.


Ngwane III. is an important figure in the history of Swaziland as he is considered by some to be the country's first king. When he came to power, he took it over from his father, Hlubi . He managed to conquer the land south of the Pongola . He was not able to hold the land, but this very land is now considered an important part of modern Swaziland. When he was driven out, he crossed the river with his people and settled on the north bank. Soon afterwards the first capital Zombodze came into being . Ngwane's brother Ndlela and his uncle Shabalala settled nearby. The name that Ngwane gave his country was kaNgwane, which means something like the land in the square of Ngwane . This name is still used today and the people of Swaziland use it to describe themselves as human.

Ngwane III. ruled until 1780 when his son Ngvudgunye became ruler with his mother, Queen Ndwandwe.

Individual evidence

  1. The Kingdom of Swaziland , D. Hugh Gillis, accessed August 9, 2008
  2. ^ A b Hugh Gillis: The Kingdom of Swaziland: Studies in Political History. Greenwood Publishing Group 1999. ISBN 0313306702
  3. ^ Philip Bonner: Kings, Commoners and Concessionaires. Cambridge University Press 1982: 9-27. ISBN 0521242703
  4. Kings of the Kingdom ( Memento of the original from November 18, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Swaziland Government, accessed August 9, 2008 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
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See also

predecessor Office successor
Dlamini III. King of Swaziland