King or Kumkani Mangaliso Ndamase ii is the current reigning monarch of AmaMpondo aseNyandeni or western Pondoland, South Africa.
The Mpondo people (amaMpondo) have had two kingdoms. Eastern pondoland or amaMpondo aseQaukeni is the great royal house while Western pondoland or amaMpondo aseNyandeni is the right house.
He is the son of late Prince Mabalengwe Ndamase and the late Queen mother Bhongolwethu Ndamase(Princess of Eswatini, granddaughter of late King Sobhuza ii). The Queen Mother was the daughter of late Prince Mashende Dlamini who died and she was raised by her uncle prince Makhungu Dlamini. This makes her the first cousin of Queen regent Lombekiso MaSobhuza His father who was the son of late King Tutor Ndamase died in 1988 before ascending the throne.
King Ndamase took over his position as King in 2008 at the age of 24 years from his mother, Queen Fikelephi Bongolethu Ndamase, the Queen mother who had been the Queen Regent for 11 years. He therefore succeeded his late grandfather King Tutor Ndamase. The Queen Mother died in June 2018.
The Ndamase royal family, who have led Western Pondoland since 1845 have had 6kings on the throne. He was officially coronated in October 2018.
The king is married to Queen Tina Madosini Ndamase since 2011 and they are blessed with two sons princes.
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