Benedict Wallet Vilakazi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Benedict Wallet Vilakazi

South African Zulu poet, novelist, and educator

Date of Birth: 06-Jan-1906

Place of Birth: KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Date of Death: 26-Oct-1947

Profession: writer, poet, translator, author, linguist

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Benedict Wallet Vilakazi

  • Benedict Wallet Vilakazi (6 January 1906 – 26 October 1947) was a South African Zulu poet, novelist, and educator.
  • In 1946, he became the first black South African to receive a Ph.D.
  • Vilakazi Street in Soweto is named after him and it is now famous as the place where both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu once lived.

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