First female royal Chief Nwamitwa II of Valoyi, South Africa

HRH Chief (Hosi) Tinyiko Lwandlamuni Philia Nwamitwa II is the current Chief or Hosi of Valoyi (Nwamitwa) traditional authority of Valoyi clan, South Africa.

The Valoyi are a clan of the larger Tsonga people who are largely organised into clan chiefdoms and not kingdoms.

She changed history as the first female chief challenged the male succession tradition in the courts and won in 2008.

She is the daughter of late Chief (Hosi) Fofoza Nwamitwa who died in 1968 without a male heir. Her uncle succeeded to the chieftancy throne until in 1996-1997 when the tribe decided to restore the throne to the lineage of late chief Fofoza Nwamitwa thus she was named successor.

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