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date: 28 March 2020

Mxenge, Victoria locked

(19421985),
  • Holly Y. McGee

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South African lawyer and anti-apartheid activist, was born 1 January 1942, in the Tamara township near King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape to Wilmot Goso and Dorothy Nobantu Ntebe; her full name is Victoria Nonyanezelo (Goso) Mxenge. The daughter of two educators, Victoria attended local segregated schools in and around King William’s Town, graduating in 1959. Her initial contact with the overt politics of anti-apartheid protest began in 1960, when as a nursing student at Lovedale Hospital in Alice, she attended political rallies and meetings at the local University of Fort Hare—a recognized intellectual home to anti-apartheid stalwarts like Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. After receiving her nursing degree in 1964 Victoria married African National Congress ANC activist and lawyer Griffiths Mlungisi Mxenge and moved to the Umlazi township near Durban where she trained and later worked as a midwife Victoria s marriage to Griffiths ...

A version of this article originally appeared in The Dictionary of African Biography.

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