Going strong at 99 years

2018-01-24 06:00
photo: Mzikayise Ndlovu The 99-year-old Fanyana Ngcamu surrounded by the many members of his family at his birthday party last year.

photo: Mzikayise Ndlovu The 99-year-old Fanyana Ngcamu surrounded by the many members of his family at his birthday party last year.

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MANY members of the Ngcamu family celebrated, with much happiness, the 99th birthday of Fanyana George “Majongosi” Ngcamu on December 24 at Tshutshutshu High School in Maphumulo.

Fanyana George “Majongosi“ Ngcamu was born on August 8, 1918 in the Vuma area in Maphumulo.

Spokesperson for the family said it gave them much joy that Mkulu Fanyana is with them and “is still as strong as a young man”.

In addressing the family gathering, Fanyana highlighted the reasons for being strong and active - following a healthy lifestyle and he said, “I have lived this long because I respect everyone.”

He knows the detailed history of the Ngcamu clan and fought in the Khahlambeni war which started at Mashiyinyoni to Nsonyama in Maphumulo in the early 1950’s, being the Induna of the Ngubane clan which was then led by Chief Ntandoyenkosi Ngubane.

He has 50 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. - Mzikayise Ndlovu

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