Enoch Sontonga

Composer

1873 – 1905

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Who was Enoch Sontonga?

Enoch Mankayi Sontonga was the composer of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika, which has been part of the South African national anthem since 1994. It was also the official African National Congress anthem since 1925 and is still the national anthem of Tanzania and Zambia. It was also sung in Zimbabwe and Namibia for many years.

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Born
1873
Uitenhage, Eastern Cape
Also known as
  • Mankayi Enoch Sontonga
  • Enoch Mankayi Sontonga
  • E. M. Sontonaga
  • Sontonga, Enoch Mankayi
Ethnicity
  • Xhosa people
Nationality
  • South Africa
Profession
Died
Apr 18, 1905
Johannesburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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