Emakhosikati involved in charities and other activities
By Thandeka Matsebula
HAVE you ever noticed that the Emakhosikati to His Majesty King Mswati III are actively
involved in so many things that take place in the country, especially in charities?
The six are Inkhosikati LaMatsebula, LaMotsa, LaMbikiza, LaNgangaza, LaMagwaza and
They are all good looking and their involvement in the country's prosperity makes them
feel welcomed everywhere they set their foot on.
They are mostly noticed in church events, weddings, reed dances, opening functions,
Incwala ceremony..you name it. I decided to take a look at things they've been involved
Although she's low-profiled, she has participated in events like Incwala ceremony,
churches services-usually at Somhlolo National Stadium, reed dances and other events
taking place within the Royal premises. She was also asked to present a speech at the
The Patron of St Annes Girls School situated at Malkerns. She has been seen presenting
speeches to the public and was amongst the other wives to His Majesty who got to be
introduced to the Miss World 1994 finalists at the Lozitha Royal Palace.
SHE the Patron and founder of the Lusito Charity Organisation, whose main objective is to
help the provide monetary assistance to those needy children who can't afford to pay their
own medical bills more especially for operations in South Africa.
In an interview she said she was motivated by thenumerous cases which she saw on
newspapers and television about the underpriviledged people. This touched her heart such
that she wished she'd help those people. These included children who had no money for
education, hospitalisation and people who suffered from natural diseases.
'Unfortunately she was forced to choose one that she felt ws important and that was
She's also the Patron of SINAN, an organisation that helps lot in preaching the
Her organisation has hosted entertainment events, where she also was involved in.
This include a sponsored walk which was joined by South African singers namely Tsekeleke
and Senyaka. Some Cabinet Ministers also joined that walk.
LaMbikiza also donated a set of beds at the Mbabane and St Phillips Clinic, which was
greatly appreciated by the Ministry of Health.
She also donated an amount of E20 000 to a child that was suffering from a neurological
defect known as Meningocele.
Her organisation hosted a very glittering occassion known as the Gala Dinner and Dance
which saw top South African personalities. His Majesty King Mswati 111 also graced the
occassion. The other Emakhosikati to him, LaNgangaza, LaKhumalo and LaMagwaza were also
there to witness it.
Testing intelligence in children is one major thing in her organisation, where it host the
Lusito King and Queen, not only on beauty grounds but on understanding of charity and what
it means to them.
In every charitable thing she does or presents, she doesn't leave out her kids, Sikhanyiso
and Lindaninkosi, otherwise called Nincho.
She has been asked time and again to present speeches in events happening around the
country, mainly donations. This includes donation of clothes to the Sibandze twins and was
asked to present a cheque to last year's Sales House Club winner.
Another lady of charity within the Royal premises. LaNgangaza is the Patron of Swaziland
Hospice at Home, an organization that takes care of the terminally ill at their homes. She
passed her concern about the well being of people, destitute, the sick, the aged and the
'I'm very concerned about the well being of people that is why I felt obliged to help when
hospice approached me," she said.
During the Royal Tour in Kuwait last May, she had a chance of visiting the home for the
disabled, where she recognised how they were treated. LaNgangaza feels that the
environment in which the disabled people should live in, is one with appropriate
facilities to suit their life.
Her organization was presented with a cheque close to E15 000 where she expressed her
thank you's and willingness to continue serving the organization.
She also delivered a wonderful speech on teenagers being involved in drugs at the Bosco
Skills Centre last year at a function that was hosted by the Anti- Aids Club.
She strongly believes in culture, especially the pride which one should have when he's
fully dressed in the country's attire (imvunulo). She even put an example during the time
when she was on tour in the Middle East, where the traditional attire attracted many
people because of it's naturality and it's attractive colour.
LaNgangaza is also a member of the aged, namely Ekulondvoloteni Old Aged Home. This
organization sees to it that the aged people are well looked after e.g have eaten, are
properly dressed, their environment is clean etc.
She is also a member of the Fundzis'Umntfwana Charity Organization, an organization that
deals with the welfare of the children who are financially crippled in pursuing their
studies. This organization once hosted a succesful sponsored walk which was attended by
South African actors, Joe 'Sdumo' Mafela and Eric 'Laqasha' Mlangeni of Sgudie's'Nice.
Also present was Lawrence Dube- Radio Metro's disc-jockey and Bob Mabena-the presenter of
Studio Mix musical programme on SABC 1.
She is also into beauty. She has been implicated in this year's Miss Swaziland organising
commitee, where she'd act as a pillar in the sponsorship side. Early this week she held a
meeting with the other organisers where they looked at how they can raise funds for the
pageant and techniques of scouting for sponsorship.
In the year 94', she got introduced to the Miss World finalists who paid a courtesy visit
to the Royal Household.
THE Patron of Safe Motherhood Organization, an organization that deals with the
reproduction, family planning in women. She has been asked to present so many speeches.
She was the main guest amongst the celebrities in the glittering Swazi Cultural Day that
was celebrated at Simunye Country Club last year, a day which showed the pride of the
Swazi people who love and follow their culture.
She is also Patron of the Bodzadze Asibambisane Organization, a youth organization which
looks after the welfare of teenagers. It also deals with the issues of teenage pregnancy.
She also showed her concern to the disabled children at the St Josephs Mission
SHE is another lady who has been involved in the happenings around the country.
She was asked to hand over certificates during the MacCorkondale Fun Day at the Hlane
Nature Park, an event which was graced by the countrys beauty Ambassador, Olive
Healey. These are the orphaned kids who reside at the St Josephs Mission School.