The Rharhabe royal family

The Rharhabe kingdom is a royal traditional kingdom located in South Africa which has existed for many years since the 18th century. It is mainly inhabited by the Rharhabe tribe (amaRharhabe) who are a branch of the larger xhosa group. The Rharhabe royal house is the right royal house while the gcaleka royal house is the great royal house that rules the xhosa kingdom of South Africa. This traditional monarchy was officially recognised in 2021 by president Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.

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King Jonguxolo kaSandile aah Vululwandle

King Jonguxolo kaSandile is the only son of late King Maxhoba Sandile and his Zulu royal wife Queen Noloyiso Sandile Zulu. He is 29 years old and was named heir after the death of his mother Queen regent Noloyiso Sandile who has served as regent since 2011 when his father died. He is the current reigning monarch of Rharhabe kingdom which is part of the larger Xhosa people. Under him are 42 chiefs and 300 head men.

King Maxhobayakhawuleza Sandile

King Maxhobayakhawuleza Sandile or shortly as Maxhoba was the king of Rharhabe kingdom, South Africa from his ascension to his death in 2011. He married Princess Nomusa Zulu who became Queen Noloyiso Sandile of Rharhabe. He was the father to King Jonguxolo kaSandile and princess Nomatshawe Sandile

Queen regent Noloyiso Sandile

Queen Noloyiso Sandile was born Princess Nomusa Zulu as the daughter of late King Cyprian Bhekuzulu of Zulu kingdom, South Africa, she was therefore sister to current King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. She was the wife and consort of late HM King Maxhobayakhawuleza Sandile (died in 2011) whom she married in 1988. Queen Noloyiso then became regent for her young son until he became of age. Her daughter I’d Princess Nomatshawe Sandile

Below are some pictures of the royal family

HM Queen regent Noloyiso Sandile of Rharhabe © government Z@, GCIS
Queen regent Noloyiso Sandile
Queen Noloyiso Sandile, her son Jonguxolo kaSandile (left) and late King Zwelonke Sigcawu of the Xhosa
HM King Jonguxolo kaSandile of Rharhabe
HM King Jonguxolo kaSandile of Rharhabe
HM King Jonguxolo kaSandile of Rharhabe
Queen Noloyiso Sandile, King Maxhoba Sandile, King and Queen of Xhosa
Queen Noloyiso Sandile of Rharhabe kingdom, South Africa and her brother King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu of Zulu kingdom, South Africa
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