Chief Lennox Leslie Wongama Sebe

Honorary Degree Conferred: 
Doctor of Law
Year awarded: 
1979
Biography: 

Lennox Sebe was born on 26 June 1926. He completed his matric at the Lovedale College. Upon his completion he went to attend a teachers college. Sebe had a love for different sporting code. This was demonstrated when he captained rugby and cricket teams while at college.

King Williams Towncircuit. He also managed to complete a diploma in agriculture. Sebe became an advisor to the Paramount Chief Bazindlo Sandile. In 1968 he assumed educational portfolio in the Ciskei Territorial Authority. In 1971 he was moved to the agricultural portfolio. He made the biggest political move when he became a member of the Ciskei legislative Assembly and chief Minister in 1973. He got 26 votes to 24 of Mabandla to become Chief Minister. His support came mainly from government appointed chiefs.

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