Phumzile John Gomomo was born on a farm in Adelaide on 16 December 1946/1945*. He was one of seven children born to the late Ndabeni (Mnzotho) and Nonga Stofile (Mpondo). He received his primary education from Ntlaka lower Primary School and Marry Mount High School. He left school in standard 6 (grade 8), because of family poverty, and subsequently completed his matriculation through correspondence courses.
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