Memela Izithakazelo

Izithakazelo zakwaMemela

Gambu,
Msuthu,
Memela,
Ngwekazi,
Dumabezwe,
Ntethe,
Kumayakayaka;
Sidwab’ esimantwenguntwengu ngokudliwa yinundu.
Bhele likaMdingi –
Yen’ ongakhokhobi njengoMacingwana, yen’ okhokhobel’ engonyameni.
Sidwaba sokudabuka;
Msuthu ka Langa.
Makoti owadla igqila ethi udla inyama.
Nina abehla ngesiLulu, naningazele usizi nanizele ukubusa.
Mbhaba owakhahlela kuqala eminye ingakokhahleli!

Kant’amaGambu ngabombizane, babiz’umuntu edlula ngendlela bathi akaze azosika wath’esefikile badlanaye kanti baz’omnikez’inkom’eGambu.
Mshukangubo,
Ngwekazi kaLanga,
Nombele,
Math’ amahle,
Zinyawo zenkosi.
UThabethe nguMthwa oluthuli; baze bathi nguNontuli ozitha zasal’edengwane ngob’ uMemela esethukuthele.
Uzalo kaMdingi; umshisi wezikhotha eshisela ababemshisela naye.
Bathi ngu Hlawula, ngob’ ethi "hlawul’ ukudla kwami, njandini!”

AbakwaMemela, ngabantwana bomthwakazi. Ngabathwa abaluthuli abathwal’isiba lomkholwane, lona lingathwalwa ngabafokazana, lithwalwa ngamakhosi.

Ngu Thokozani Lesedi Memela

Ndlovu

Abakwa Ndlovu oGatsheni bangabe Nguni:
U-Gatsheni wazala u Lamula,
U-Lamula wazala u Zingelwayo,
U-Zingelwayo wazala uMpongo,
U-Mpongo wazala uNgema,
U-Ngema wazala uMdingi

Izithakazelo zakwa Ndlovu
Gatsheni, Boya beNyathi,
Obusonga busombuluka,
Mpongo ka Zingelwayo,
Nina bakwa Ndlovu zidla ekhaya ngokweswela abelusi,
Zase ziluswa intombi uDemazane,
Nina baka Demazane Ntombazane,
Nina bakwasihlangu sihle,
Mthiyane!
Ngokuthiya amadoda emazibukweni,
Mdubusi!

Mkhwanazi

Abakwa Mkhwanazi
(taken from Indabuko Yakho)

Abantu bakwa Mkhwanazi babebizwa ngokuthi abakwa Mpukunyoni. Badabuka eSwazini bake bahlala nabakwa Thabethe nabakwa Mngomezulu. Bagcina behlukana abanye babizwa ngabakwa Mpukunyoni.
Ake Sibalamanise:
Abakwa Mpukunyoni
UMdolomba uzale uCungele no Mantewane,
U-Cungele wazala uVilana ozale uMalanda,
U-Malanda wazala uSomkhele ozale uMtubatuba,
U-Mtubatuba wazala uMgwazeni ozale uMiniyase.

Abakwa Dlangezwa
U-Mdinwa uzale uPhalane ozale uNgogwane,
U-Ngogwane wazala uMuntongenakudla.

Abakwa Mnqobokazi,
U-Mnyenyeza uzale uWokoza ozale abakwa Nkomo,
U-Mantewane uzale uMthethwa ozale uSikhumba,
U-Sikhumba wazala uNkwenkwezi ozale uLomafu,
U-Lomafu wazala uBebesi ozale uMzana,
U-Mzana wazala uMhabahaba okuvele kuye isizwe sakwa Mkhwanazi.

Izithakazelo zakwa Mkhwanazi,
Spheshu, Madubandlela, Somlomoti, Sodilikazi, Nkwaliyenkosi, Ndonga, Mtubatuba, Veyane, Shamase, Sontuli, Somkhele, Lele, Khowa, Malanda, Mashukumbeya, Mthendeleka,
Mpande yamadoda,
Mpande ayiphikiswa oyiphikisayo uyazithwala,
Gwagwa lika Gwagwa umbane wezulu,
Owaciba ngomkhonto esikhwebesini,
Kwaphepha inkosi yabe Ntungwa,
Owasingatha ihwahwa kodwa wangalidlulisela emlonyeni,
Mgidla, Lomafu, Nkwenkwezi,
Sikhumba ka Mthethwa ka Mantewane,
Gagisa!!

Ndebele of Musi

The Ndebele are a Nguni people, they originate from Nguniland which was an area South East of Afrika which stretched from encompassed parts of Present day KZN, Swaziland and Eastern Transvaal. They first travelled with Abakwa Zelemu (AmaBhaca) to Ubombo Mountains and later broke away and entered the Transvaal. Their first known chief was Mafana. They proceeded to present day Mohlakeng (Mhlangeni) near Randfontein and continued to a place called Kwa-Mnyamana near Pretoria under the leadership of King Musi. After the death of Musi they split into two tribes Ndzundza and Manala due to succession dispute. Ndzundza and Manala were the sons of Musi Mhlanga.
Masombuka settled with the Ndzundza group while Mthombeni and Sibasa headed north with their followers. Sibasa later joined the be-Venda. Mrhwaduba joined the Pedi near Turfloop in Limpopo.
Dlomu went back to KZN, Mphafudi and Litjha ended with the South Sotho in Lesotho and Free State.
All the above were sons of Musi of Mhlanga.

The Ndzundza group moved past Middleburg and settled at Roosenekal (Kwasimkhulu) The Manala group returned to Kwamnyamana after the truce they made with the Ndzundza group near Loskop Dam Middleburg at a place called Konoqolo/Koqoli.
When Ndzundza died his son Mrhetja took over, and when Manal died his son Silamba took over kingship.
Later regents ruled the Ndzundza, those were Siboko, Somdeyi and Mabhoko.
Mabhoko died in 1865 and Masilela took over followed by Soqaleni who ruled until 1873, followed by Xobongo up to 1879, who was succeeded by Nyabela.

In the 1980’s the Musi Ndebele were given the land in the north-east of Pretoria near Groblersdal and Marblehall (Siyabuswa) as their semi-independent homeland. The youth and the Ndzundza royal house resisted apartheid independence. That place was called Kwandebele and is now under Mpumalanga province of the Republic of South Africa.
The language that these Ndebele spoke was a mixture of Nguni, Pedi and Afrikaans. In the 1980’s efforts were made to preserve a purer form of Ndebele and it has been very successful becaus now they speak pure undiluted Ndebela language which is also taught at schools. Previously they were taugth in Pedi and Zulu languages.

Hlatshwayo

Abantu bakwa Hlatshwayo bahlobene nabakwa Ngwane nabase Swazini.
Ulibo lwabo luhamba kanje:

Mhayise, Langa, Hlatshwayo, Sophikwase, Cebisa, Ngwanya, Mhlaba, Mgogodlane, Siyendane, Muleshe, Mhlaba2, Mgogodlane2 (Swazini)

Indlu yase Bergville:
Mgogodlane, Makhwelela, Shali, Novoyi (Somtseu) Siphiwe, Thulani, Siyendane, Manukuza, Mgezeni, Bambuhlanga.

Indlu yase Gege:
Muleshe, Mahubhu, Velamuva.

Nazi izibongo zakwa Hlatshwayo:
Ngwanya, Siyendane,
Gidogongweni ovalumnyango ngamakhanda amadoda,
Cebisa ka Mbengeshe,
Wena owacebisa amakhosi,
Mhayise wako Langa,
Hlatshwayo abahlabizinkomo zamadoda esibayeni,
Bazidle bangasolwa,
Mgogodlana,
Nina enanqoba ibutho lika Gobizembe,
Ngelengele!