John Nswazwi

Deceased Person

John Madawo Nswazwi is a former chief of the BaKalanga Baka-Nswazwi. He was born in Nswazwi in then Bechuanaland in 1875. He ruled from 1910 to 1960 having succeeded his father, Kuswani Nswazwi (Nswazwi VII). He was exiled to Mafikeng in 1947 by the colonial government as a result of a conflict with the Bangwato regent Tshekedi Khama. After he was released In 1948, Chief Nswazwi went on exile to Rhodesia . He died on May 14, 1960. He was buried in Jetjeni and his remains were later transferred to Nswazwi village in 2002. John Nswazwi was a good chief who helped his people with the harsh life  ( Wikipedia article )


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Bechuanaland Protectorate


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