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b. c.1943, Natal. Raised in Durban, while in school Thobekile sang, danced and learned to play mbira and umqangala. She became a professional dancer, touring internationally with African Follies. Thobekile visited other African countries and while in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) married a British white man named Webster. This led to them both being deported to England. In 1971 she appeared as a singer in London in Ipi Tombi, spending most of the 70s in the show. She also appeared in... Read more

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