Dingaan Bongani Thobela

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Dingaan Thobela


Boxer, funeral director.

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Date of birth: 
24 September 1966
Location of birth: 
Baragwanath hospital (Soweto)

Dingaan Bongani “The Rose of Soweto” Thobela was born at Baragwanath hospital on 24 September 1966. His mother named him Bongani, but his paternal grandmother decided he should have a different name since he had a half brother from his father’s side with the same name. She decided on the name Dingaan. Thobela later decided to keep Bongani as his middle name. His parents separated soon after he was born.

• Jackson R. Book Review: Dingaan Thobela - by Ron Jackson from African Ring magazine [online] Available at: www.africanringmagazine.com [Accessed on 12 December 2013]
• Morgan B. (2013) Dingaan Thobela: The Rose of Soweto from South Africa Info [online] Available at: www.southafrica.info [Accessed on 13 December 2013]
• Channel 24 (2009) Dingaan and Basetsana: A thorny rose [online] Available at: www.channel24.co.za [Accessed on 13 December 2013] 

Last updated : 22-Nov-2013

This article was produced by South African History Online on 22-Nov-2013

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