requisite experience should appear on the national stage, the movement of Winnie Mandela and Ruth First must support and elect a woman president.”
In an apparent attempt to present himself as a lifelong politician, Lungisa says he is not new to politics.
“Unlike many, I was born into politics, I never joined them, I did not seek to find politics in my life. My family is grounded in the history of the liberation struggle. My maternal grandmother was a staunch supporter and campaigner of King Sabata Dalindyebo. In 1985/86, she had an ANC T-shirt long before 1994 when it became fashionable,” he says.
“I grew up in the politics of AbaThembu of Rhoda and AbaThembu of Bumbane. My grandfather is Willie Somdyala, a gallant freedom fighter who died fighting in World War 2. He was buried in Mpumalanga in a war memorial. He was part of the group that formed the ANC Youth League.”
Lungisa revealed his true identity, confirming his links with Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza. “I am actually Ntlemeza, Andile Ntlemeza, and not Lungisa, as I am popularly known. My paternal grandfather is Ntlemeza, his name is Chitho Ntlemeza. My father was born in Lesotho, because my grandfather was in Lesotho as far back as 1952. I use Lungisa but our surname is actually Ntlemeza.”