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Short Name: Andries van Tonder
Full Name: van Tonder, Andries, 1882-1955
Birth Year: 1882
Death Year: 1955

An elder in the Judith Church, van Tonder is sometimes credited with writing the words and/or composing the music of the South African anthem "Siyahamba Ekukhanyen' Kwenkhos'" (We are marching in the light of God). If he wrote the words, they were probably in Afrikaans, as sources that credit him with the authorship also usually specify that the Zulu translation is by Thabo Mkize. Other sources credit Thabo Mkize with the authorship (originally in Zulu), while others call the text "traditional".

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