Sobuk­hazi is more than a name, it is our her­itage

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ES­TAB­LISHED in 1970 as one of the few F2 schools that catered for stu­dents who would mostly use their hands, Sobuk­hazi High School is a fa­mil­iar name, but un­for­tu­nately mean­ing­less to many hence of­ten wrongly pro­nounced as “Sobukazi”. The name was given to the school as an honour to one of Mzi­likazi’s in­yan­gas who was very im­por­tant in the build­ing and ex­pan­sion of the Nde­bele State. Mzi­likazi KaMat­shobana Khu­malo, founder of the Nde­bele State mi­grated from Zu­l­u­land with his group and on their way de­feated many states and ab­sorbed them into the Nde­bele State. Those that were raided, de­feated and cap­tured were cleansed by an in­yanga called Sobuk­hazi Ma­suku, KaPhanyane OkaNqa­makazi. Af­ter cleans­ing they were clean (bak­haz­im­ula) and they be­came part of the state. The name Sobuk­hazi is quite sym­bolic as the place where the school stands on was once a dump­site and is very close to Mzi­likazi High School just as Sobuk­hazi Ma­suku made peo­ple clean and was close to King Mzi­likazi.

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