Matsilela Ephraim “Jomo” Sono

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Businessman and soccer player

First name: 
Matsilela
Middle name: 
Ephraim “Jomo”
Last name: 
Sono
Date of birth: 
17-July-1955
Location of birth: 
Orlando East, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa

Jomo Sono as he is affectionately known was born in Orlando East in Soweto, Johannesburg on 17 July 1955. At the age of 8, his father Eric “Scara” Bamuza Sono, a midfielder for Orlando Pirates in the 1960s, died from a car crash. At the time his mother abandoned him. Sono met his mother again when he was 34 years old through a newspaper article. Sono was left in the care of his ailing grandparents in a tiny Soweto home.

Last updated : 14-Jan-2019

This article was produced by South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011

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