BIRTH NAME: Peter Toni Mphephu Ramabulana
DATE OF BIRTH: 2 August 1972
PLACE OF BIRTH: Nzhelele (Venda), Limpopo
TITLE: Vhavenda King
Peter Toni Mphephu Ramabulana is the reigning King of Vhavenda nation.
Early Life , Background And Childhood
Toni Mphephu Ramabulana was born on the 2 August 1972 in Nzhelele (Venda), Limpopo. He attended Dzanani and Nzhelele Primary Schools, then at Mphephu High School till 1990. He also completed his tertiary qualifications at the University of the North,
King Mphephu was crowned the King of Vhavenda in November 1998 at the Dzanani Palace in the presence of Nelson Mandela.
King Mphephu died in 1924, and was succeeded by his son Mbulaheni George. Mbulaheni was crowned King Mphephu II in 1925. King Mphephu II died in 1949 and was laid to rest at Songozwi. He was succeeded by his son, Ramaano Patrick, who was given the title of Mphephu III. Mphephu III ruled from 1950 to 1988, and was succeeded by Tshimangadzo (Dimbanyika Thohoyandou Ramabulana II).
Dimbanyika Thohoyandou Ramabulana II died in a car accident in December 1997, leaving a baby girl named Masindi Mphephu as the only heir to the throne. His younger brother, Toni, was installed as the new King of Venda and was given the title of King Mphephu Ramabulana. He was crowned by former president Nelson Mandela in 1998.