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Abakwa Mthethwa

Abantua bakwa Mthethwa bangama Lala-Nguni bazinze ezindaweni zako Mpangeni nase Mtubatuba, Showe, Richards Bay. Inkosi yabo eyaduma kakhulu u Godongwane owagcinwa ebizwa ngo Dingiswayo. Nguye owamukela uShaka futhi wamfundisa namacebo okulwa. Isizwe sakwa Zulu sabe singaphansi kwesizwe sakwa Mthethwa ngeminyaka yo 1700.
Nanka amakhosi aziwayo akwa Mthethwa ngo:

1753———-Xaba
1771———-Madago
1789———-Khali
1807———-Jobe
1816———-Mawewe
1818———-Godongwane/Dingiswayo
1824———-Somveli
Ukusuka lapho babe sebengena ngaphansi kombuso wesizwe sakwa Zulu emva kokuba uShaka esisimamisile.

Izibongo zakwa Mthethwa

Nyambose, Xaba, Jobe, Magaga, Thulisa, Nkonyane ye Nkosi, Hlangalezwe, Dingiswayo, Madagu, Nkomo, Khubaze, Khali, Magezangobisi, Nzimezimnyama, Geza, Jakada, Maphoswa, Mazilwa, Mbolwane, Shwabade, Nonkosi, Mlandela…

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  1. Mantsho Mthethwa

    I wish i can know more about the Mthethwa history.

  2. Makhosi

    Sanbona, mina ngigane kwaMthethwa. Ngcela ningicacisele ngabe uKhubase okanye Khubaze?

    • Nhlanhla Phillip Mthethwa

      Hello Makhosi. Ngokwazi kwami u Khubase hhayi uKhubaze. Ngatshelwa wubaba wami owayezelwe ngo 1896.

  3. YAKOBE MBEWE

    mine isn’t a comment but would like your assistance I am Nyoni from Ntcheu Malawi under Chief Zintonga Gomani Maseko. I understand I am originally a Mthethwa who flea from Shaka. Can someone expand or dismiss the notion. I need to know.

    • Sokholo Mthethwa

      As a member of the Mthethwa clan in Zimbabwe I have often heard some people of the Nyoni surname say that they connected somehow to Mthethwa people. So I am interested in the reply to Yakobe Mbewe.

      • The Mthethwa people are actually not a bloodline but a nation that came from Tete in Mozambique, (thus the name Mthethwa and is the reason why most Xhosas say they Thetha – it is true for all nations, we call ourselves by the words we use to say talk = khuluma = Makhulu or Khumalo – showing that Zulu-dialect was drawn from the Khumalo clan in KwaNongoma etc.) made up mostly of people of BaSotho origin. Or should I say Sotobe of the Subiya/Sibiya who ruled most of Southern Africa during the younger years of King Shaka. King Shaka was directly descended from the Subiya since his grandmother was Queen Mthaniya, daughter of Manyelela (called Nyewera or Nyerere or Nzhelele or Njelele or Jiyane or Njiyela) of the Sibiya. Sibiya is called Tsibela amongst the Koena or Sibuyi (Thonga-Mozambique), Valambya/Nambya in Moz-Zim-Zambia, also, Subiya (Zambia), Mbuyazi or Sebole/Sebone (amongst Sothos, to name a few. The Free State where some Nigerian and other Ngoni tribes come from were called Kwararafa or Kororofa or Subiya Kingdom prior to establishment of King Shaka’s Kingdom.

        The rulers of Sibiya were called Ngobe or Gombe or Nkomo or Khomo (meaning cow) or Ncube or Bhengu form which the BeNguni or Mbinguni (Swahili meaning Heaven) or Zulu. Also called Ngubeni or Ngobeni or Ncubeni or Nkomoni or KaNkomo.

        Amongst the Mthethwa nation are Mofokeng and all the Moloisane or Valoi or Gwambe – what we Zulus call Qwabe or Mugabe or Mgabhi or Macambi or Gcwabe or Mncwabe or Majola – all who rule over the nation called Godo or Mkhonto or Ndongo or Ndonga or Tlokwa or Thonga or Tungwa or Ndzau or Ndau or Ndyao or Nyawo or Yao or Mlawu or Malawi or Shabalala or Nxamalala or Ngxabalala and the other part is Ngwane or Khumalo or Mukuyu or Khulu or Khuluma or Nxumalo or Xulu or Xolo or Zulu or Sulu, thus the name Godongwane = Shabalala-Zulu. That is who he was overall ruler of. I am not talking about Zulu as a tribe but as a nation. They are also known as Zwane. Most of their Kings are from the Zwane clan. (P.S. The Chewa are actually Shabalala, same as Mozambican Tongas).

        Lastly, you can translate the praise names to simply Malawian surnames e.g . Nyambose = Zgambo/Ziyambo, Geza = Zagwe or MoZAmbiQUE or Mageda or Makheda or Makhedama = Mkhonto or Shabalala or Mhlongo or Songo or Zungu or Mhlungu or Zongo. Mpanza = Mbadza-Kongo, Manguzi or Gubazi or Gussi (from Kenya, along with other Kenyan tribes of eMbu/eMbo, Kamba, Ahikuyu (KaKhumalo/Cebekhulu/Macingwane or Kekane) or Kikuyu, Meru (Mau or Mbau or Mbalo or Phalo – Sibiya clan who bore the Kunene or Right-hand House or Benjamin or Dlamini) and Luhya or Malua or Malangu or Makua or Gwambe or Qwabe who are regarded as the same as Zulu in Zululand. These are the tribes that make up people from Tete Mozambique who make up the whole of South and Southern Africa now. The current Ndiweni clan of Zimbabwe-Khumalo come from the Mthethwa clan. They were called Mdletshe who also Linate themselves with Ngomane – which is also called Hhiya kwabaNane or Himyar or Njomane or Magemane in Zululand. It is also called Zwane as Ndiweni is a so n of Zwane and a brother to Mdolomba = Ndonga = Shabalala = Cebekhulu = Kikuyu or KaKhumalo and Mangwe or Masilo or MaZulu or Mageba or Kamba.

        Just tying this up with the rest of the continent. We came from East and West Africa but we are the same people.

        I hope this answers your question.

  4. Nhlanhla

    Mina ngiwakwa Mthethwa Talent Nhlanhla kepha angazi kahle ngifisa sengathi abakwaMthethwa bahlangane sizothola imvelaphi yethu

  5. Thulani Ngwazi

    Sanibonani ngicela ningisize ngifisa ukwazi ukuthi uhlangana kuphi or kanjani u Ngwazi no Mthethwa. Mina ngingu Ngwazi uma ngithakazela ngibiza I Mthethwa Nyambose Dingiswayo njalonjalo. Ngizocela ningazise imvelaphi Ka Ngwazi nokuhlangana kwakhe no Mthethwa. Ngiyabonga

    • Ayanda

      Ngicela ningi siza nge zithakazelo Zika Ngwazi

  6. MLONDI

    Can a Mthethwa person marry a person wakaJobe??

  7. Zweli Mtetwa Zweli Mtetwa

    Bo Dingiswayo! Nyambose! Awuve umuhle umbuzo bo.. Ubani impela I nkosi yakithi.. Thina imvelaphi yethu iseMkhondo(piet retief) kuhle impela ukwazana sixjumaneni impela. Ikakhulukazi sibaningi eGoli kodwa asazani impela.. Akwande bo Jobe

  8. YAKOBE MBEWE

    I DO APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT WE ALL WANT TO KNOW OUR ROOTS. HERE IS THE STARTING POINT LET US RESEARCH ON ALL CLANS THAT MAKE THE MTHETHWA CLAN. THE LITTLE INFORMATION THUS LEFT CAN BE SALVAGED AND MAKE UP THE PIECES TO THE WHOLE CLAN TUMBLE INTO PLACE.

    NYAMBOSE FOR LIFE

    • Msizi Mthethwa

      Bonyambose , ngiyakhuleka komavela , ngicela ukwazi ukuthi njengoba ngizalwa kwaMthethwa ngingathatha yini kwaJobe onguSithole.

  9. lethukuthula mthethwa

    sanbona mina i only know little about the mthethwa nation i would love it guys if you can help me about the clan names of our surname i really know little thank you

    dingiswayo for life

  10. KaiiKollections

    Anginakho okuningi ngilana ngizobonga imphatho kaMfolozi emnyama ustayela Mthethwa

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