chieftaincy chieftaincy


  • (n) the position of chieftain


  1. He finally renounced his chieftaincy in order to return and to enter politics, winning election as Prime Minister in 1965 and as President the following year.
  2. He inherited the chieftaincy of the Akwe tribe when he was five.
  3. He was Constantinus Bereng Seeiso, Mantsebo's stepson and legitimate claimant to the paramount chieftaincy.


  • Thembu king 'wants Mandla Mandela chieftancy revoked'

    A South African traditional king will try to revoke the chieftaincy of Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla after a bitter family feud over gravesites, South African media reported Sunday.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: Fox News


  1. "That my grandson has taken the chieftaincy I was supposed to have, that he is to rule here at Mvezo will make me sleep forever a happy man in my grave," Mandela said in Xhosa during the ceremony. "I love him so much. He is very humble man...
    on Apr 15, 2007 By: Nelson Mandela Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa said on Sunday, "We have him. He was flown in and handed over last Tuesday (February 7) to the CMI (Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence) for debriefing. The Americans said that although he was arrested in...
    on Feb 15, 2006 By: Sam Kutesa Source: New Vision

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