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By Bonginkosi Tiwane

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MaXhosa’s Laduma Ngxokolo shares news of being a dad

The founder of MaXhosa brand is now a proud father of a baby girl.

Laduma Ngxokolo, the founder of luxury fashion brand MaXhosa excitedly shared news of being a father for the first time, on Monday.

“So excited about this new journey of being a father to our precious little girl. Shout out to uMama ka Qamata for carrying our bundle of joy for so long,” wrote Ngxokolo on his Instagram.

The designer also thanked the medical team that helped deliver the baby.

“Lastly, shout out to all the medical professionals who [made sure] the journey was a success and fun one. Many thanks to Dr Sihlabele, Dr Silver, Dr Ubomba.”

The likes of Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest and actress Zenande Mfenyana congratulated Ngxokolo. Brand expert Thebeetsile Ikalafeng joked that the MaXhosa brand now had a ‘heir’.

The brand

MaXhosa is a South African knitwear brand founded in 2010 by Ngxokolo. In its latest collection, the fashion brand paid homage to Credo Mutwa.

Titled The Sons and Daughters of Credo Mutwa, the collection is a homage to one of South Africa’s great mystical storytellers Mutwa.

“I’ve been reading about Credo Mutwa since I was eight years old through my late mother, who passed away about 20 years ago. He taught us about his work in detail. His motives, his beliefs, his anthropology, his myths, and since then, I have never looked back,” said Ngxokolo in an interview.

“I’ve always seen his contribution to the world as something low-key with the highest impact that we are yet to cherish as Africans that’s how I pretty much know him.”

“I am drawn to how he portrays a mystical world; he has a deep imagination of all kinds of human characters,” said the designer, who hails from Gqeberha.

“It served as a reminder of the sustainable practices we offer, in the evolution of materials and the reworking of patterns to create an all new look,” it’s stated on the brand’s social media.

The collection has a sustainability approach, with every piece meticulously made with saving the environment in mind.

“Our monogram and motif patterns, with colours representing nature, continues to be showcased in the wool cardigan, adorned with coconut buttons intentionally sourced from the natural world to amplify our commitment to sustainability,” it said on its Instagram.

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