Tsandzile Ndwandwe

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Tsandzile Ndwandwe, also known as LaZidze (daughter of Zidze), was an Ndlovukati or senior queen of Swaziland from July 1868 until June 1875.

She was the daughter of Zwide kaLanga, the senior wife of Sobhuza I of Swaziland, and the mother of Mswati II of Swaziland. [1]

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  1. Phillip Bonner, Transvaal/Swazi Politics in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, The Journal of African History, Vol. 19, No. 2 (1978), pp. 219–238
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Mswati II of Swaziland
Queen Regent of Swaziland
Succeeded by
Crown Prince Ludvonga II