Mr. Ngobeni, Nghetlenge Case was born and bred at N’wamitwa, Joppie Village at Greater Tzaneen Municipality. He is the first born child in the family of seven. His father was a migrant labourer at the Great Rief, and he passed on in 1984 when Case was fifteen years of age. His mother had to bring the children up single handedly. She also passed on in 2005.
Mr. Ngobeni grew up like any other village boy. He started schooling at Mavhavaza primary school in 1976, and completed his Standard five in 1982 at the same school. He then proceeded to Vasasele Secondary School in 1983, and later in 1988 he went to Bankuna Secondary School to do his Standard ten.
In 1989 he proceeded to the then University of the North to study for his BA(ED), which he completed within the prescribed period.
He started working at Vasesele High School in 1993, teaching Geography. He has enrolled with various universities, to further his studies.
Mr. Ngobeni is married to Tirhani Sandra Khosa, and they have added four known offspring (at the time of writing this book) to the population.
He holds: B.A. (ED) University of the North, B.Ed. (Hons) University of Pretoria, AMDP National School of Governance.
He is the Deputy Manager for Governance, attached to Nkowankowa Circuit, Department of Education.