Dr Thokozani Mandlenkosi Ernest Nene, known as “Gxaba Lembadada”, was born at Kwa Hlabisa, on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal on 19 September 1944.

Dr Nene attended the Eshowe Government School, where he matriculated in 1965. He went on to study at the University of Zululand, Ongoye, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. In  2001 he obtained a Doctor’s Degree in Philosophy at the same institution.


• Anon, (2011), Presentation Of National Orders , Thokozani Mandlenkosi Ernest Nene, from the Presidency, [online] Available at  www.thepresidency.gov.za  [Accessed 7 May 2011]

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