1945Cape Times 29 MayMunicipal mbongo...The Mayor made quite a good case for the appointment of an official who would be a sort of professional praiser.
1948Cape Argus 16 Sept. 7Government supporters have danced around their Ministers like dutiful, adoring and disciplined mbongos.
1957Cape Argus 15 June 1They were..a lot of mbongos to hymn the praises of the incompetent Nationalist hierarchy.
1959Hansard 14 Apr. 3883Mr Raw: It is typical of the contempt with which they regard the problems of those who do not travel round in luxury as the stooges, the M’Bongos...Mr Speaker: Order! The hon. member must withdraw the word M’Bongos.
1976M. Van Biljon inSunday Times 3 Oct. (Mag. Sect.) 4A fair sample of expressions which have been disallowed in the House of Assembly including ‘he has a yellow streak’, ‘agitator’, ‘gangster’, ‘stooge’, ‘mbongo’, ‘khaki pest’, ‘fat-head’.
1989Sunday Times 3 Sept. 29Windhoek advocate and long-time Swapo mbongo Mr Anton Lubowski has visited South Africa to reassure businessmen that a future Namibia will be a good place to invest.
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