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. (september 2019)
|king of swaziland|
|reign||1895 – 10 december 1899|
|born||11 may 1876|
|died||december 10, 1899|
|house||house of dlamini|
ngwane v (also known as mahlokohla, bhunu, hhili) was the king of swaziland from 1895 until his death on 10 december 1899. ngwane was
born the son of mbandzeni and his mother labotsibeni mdluli. he ascended to the throne after a short regency of queen mother tibati nkambule.
he was only 16 years old when he became king. his royal capital was at zombodze while the queen mother's residence was at lobamba. ngwane became the
king after the swaziland convention of 1894. this had led to the classification of swaziland as a protected state of the south african republic
which was then led by president paul kruger. during this time swaziland had a partial dutch administration in parallel to ngwane's administration.
the dutch or european for european interests and ngwane as head and authority of the swazi nation. an annual payment was made to ngwane and
labotsibeni while they were in office from taxes collected and from contributions from concessionaires and taxes. ngwane's rule was short. in 1899 the
anglo-boer war began, and brought to an end the dutch or boer partial administration of swaziland and hence gave way to independence. however mahlokohla
died on 10 december of that year while dancing incwala. this was hid from the nation until the ceremony was over. ngwane was succeeded by his
four-month-old son nkhotfotjeni and his wife lomawa ndwandwe. his mother labotsibeni who had been very influential during his reign
continued as queen regent until sobhuza was crowned in 1921. ngwane's reign gave way to a stable territory surrounded by conflicting states.
today mahlokohla is named for one of the main streets, mahlokohla street in swaziland's capital mbabane.