Zwane, Mandlenkosi

1932-1980 Catholic Church

Mandlenkosi Zwane, from Swaziland, studied philosophy and theology at St. Peter’s Seminary and was ordained in 1964, the second Swazi priest. He became bishop of Manzini, Swaziland in 1976 and focused his ministry on lay ministry, social development, communications, and refugee issues. He died in a car accident in 1980. His writings focused on issues of human development, freedom and human rights.


This collected memory was excerpted, with permission, by Tyler Lenocker, PhD, from Susan Rakoczy, “Catholic Theology in South Africa: An Evolving Tapestry,” Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 122 (July 2005): 84–106.