Thokozile is a South African mbaqanga township jive 1986 hit, which appears also on the album of the same name released in 1987. (1988 in the UK).
The song is a re-recording of their 1960's song Sithunyiwe.
Thokozile is a girls name, meaning to praise, to be happy.
In the song, Thokozile is praised and congratulated on her marriage.
Simon 'Mahlathini' Nkabinde (aka The Lion Of Soweto), and The Mahotella Queens,
(Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola),
backed by The Makgona Tsohle Band.
(West Nkosi - sax, penny whistle, Marks Mankwane - lead guitar, Joseph Makwela - bass guitar, Lucky Monama - drums, Vivian Ngubane - rhythm guitar)
Sadly Simon 'Mahlathini' Nkabinde died in 1999,
West Nkosi, and Marks Mankwane, both died in the early 1990's.
(Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens-Sithunyiwe Thokozile No.3, sound recording administered by: WMG)