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King Ngqika's Grave
Amathole district, Eastern Cape

Date:1940
Type:Grave
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
32°40'25.58" S 027°17'51.32" E

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HISTORICAL MONUMENTS COMMISSION
HISTORIESE MONUMENTE-KOMMISSIE
U NGQIKA
INKOSI NOMSEKI WESIZWE SAMA NGQIKA
GAIKA
CHIEF AND FOUNDER OF THE GAIKA TRIBE
OPPERHOOF EN STIGTER VAN DIE GAIKA STAM
1776 - 1829

Wording on granite plaque:

APHA KULELE UKUMKANI WAMA
RHARHABE, UNGQIKA, A!
LWAGANDA. ILITYE LIVULWE
NGOKUSESIKWENI NGUSODOLOPHU
WESITHILI SASEAMATHOLE, ALD.
SAKHUMZI SOMYO, NGOMHLA
WE 22 KWEYOMSINTSI KUNYAKA
2009.

Translation:

HERE LIES THE KING OF
THE RHARHABE, NGQIKA. HAIL LWAGANDA!
THE TOMB WAS OFFICIALLY UNVEILED BY
THE MAYOR OF AMATHOLE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY,
HON. SAKHUMZI SOMYO,
ON 22 SEPTEMBER 2009.


Writings about this entry

Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pg 160