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!

73 thoughts on “Hlatshwayo

  1. Sihlisizwe Hlatshwayo

    UMabhengeza(ta) , akekho uMbengeshe. UNgele noma Ngelemuthi, uNgelengele uHadebe.

    We were originally Dlamini/Nkhosi.
    The Hlatshwayo separated from the Nkhosi clan before Swazis were formed as a Nation. We then joined the Dlamini/Nkhosi again after the Swazi nation was formed. It was normal for clans to part ways and end up back together. To be historically accurate our clan came into being before the Swazi Nation was born, due to the Nguni and not Zulu wars, brothers were separated. Others went with Manukuza (Soshangana) Nxumalo to Moz to form the Gaza kingdom, while others were conquered and accepted Shaka’s overlordship and became amaZulu, while others still remembered ekhaya kwaNkhosi and joined the Swazi nation and became amaSwazi.
    Less than two hundred years ago we were one.
    Izibongo ezihlobene namaNgwanya:

    Zikalala- both clans agree.

    Nyalunga/Nyalungu/Mbethe/Mbetse- Hlatshwayos (in FB), disagree.

    Personally I think the Mbethe/Nyalungu branch is definitely Hlatshwayo, formed by our brothers who left with Soshangane.

    IMVELAPHI YEGAMA ELITHI HLATSHWAYO..
    -uHlatshwayo wayengo wakwa Nkosi ebukhosini baseSwazini. Kwenzeka ukuthi omunye wabantwana basendlunkulu walala nodadewabo owayezalwa naye kunina.
    Wayesethi ke yena umndeni wakubo umhlabile ngoba umfowabo ulale nodadewabo ngakho usezibiza ngokuthi unguHlatshwayo. Isizwe saqanjwa nguye uHlatshwayo njengoba esephuma emndenini wakhe kwaNkosi ngoba ehlatshiwe eqa imingcele yaseSwazini afike akanise phezu koPhongolo kanye nabafowabo. Kuyilapho esezozala uNgwanya.

    (Another version)

    UHlatshwayo uyena owenza isenzo esamenza wadatshulwa, waxoshwa negama lakhe lakhishwa olibeni (lineage) lomndenini wakwaNkosi. Wabaleka wabe eshintsha igama lakhe waba uHlatshwayo.

    (Another version)
    UHlatshwayo noNgwane bazalwa inkosi uLanga. UHlatshwayo owayeyizibulo wayengeke abe yinkosi ngokomthetho wamaSwazi ngakho wasuswa eduze kwenkosana wabekwa eLucolweni abanye bathi eNgongweni. Lokhu kwenzelwa ukuthi angabangisi uNgwane.

    Igama likababa kaHlatshwayo alitholakali ngokugcwele, abanye ba uDlamini (don’t knw which one as there are 3), abanye bathi uLanga kaNkosi II.

    AMAKHOSI NEMIZI YAWO-

    1 Hlatshwayo-
    –Mpalazane(umuzi)
    2 Ngwanya—Ntamamhlop­­he(umuzi)
    3 Cebisa-
    –Nkunkunku(umuzi)
    4 Sampekwane—KwaMabh­­eka(umuzi
    )
    5 Mhlaba1-
    –Ezindeni(umuzi)
    6 Mgogodlana–
    -Entuluka(umuzi)
    7 Siyendane-
    –Ohlanyeni(umuzi) Ndonsamehlo(umuzi)
    8 Mleshe-
    –Epulazini(Mkhunyan­­e)
    9 Mhlaba2-
    –kwaHhohho(umuzi)
    10 Mhlangano—KwaSokes­­imbone(uwuzi)
    11 Thulanimangwanya kaMhlangano—KwaSok­­esimbone
    12 Fipha kaMhlangano—kwaSok­­esimbone

    Indlunkulu yamaHayise:
    Langa
    Hlatshwayo
    Sophekwane/ Sompekwane
    Cebisa
    Ngwanya
    Mhlaba I
    Mgogodlane I
    Siyendane.
    Muleshe.
    Mhlaba II.
    Mgogodlane II (eSwazini)

    Indlu yase Bergville:
    Makwelela ka Mgogodlana1
    Shali ka Makwelela
    Novoyi ka Shali(Somtseu)
    Siphiwe kaNovoyi
    Thulani ka Siphiwe

    Indlu yesithathu:

    Manukuza kaSiyendane
    Mgezeni kaManukuza
    Bambuhlanga kaMgezeni

    Indlu yaseGege:
    Mahubhu kaMuleshe
    Velamuva kaMahubhu

    Amakhosi abusayo namuhla:
    -uFipha ePiet retief
    -uVili eDumbe
    -uFisukwazi eNondweni(Nquthu)
    -UThulani eBergville,

    Wonke amakhosi akwaNgwanya angawesende likaSiyendane kodwa laba baseBergville bazalwa uMakhwelela ongumfowabo kaSiyendane.

    -USiyendane wadinwa ukuya eSwazini waphendula iminyango wayokhonza eSilweni samaZulu uMpande kaSenzangakhona, washo ke ukuthi akasayi ukuyokhonza eSwazini. UMpande wamxhoshisa ngezwe lakwaNgwanya ngaphesheya komfula uPhongolo kuya eDumbe (Paulpietersburg) liwele umfula uPhongolo ligudle kuMahamba lithathe iPiet Retief liphelele ezintabeni zaseMabola

    IZITHAKAZELO

    KZN:
    -Hlatshwayo
    -Ngwanya!
    -Mhayise
    -Mabhengeta
    -Phuphu laNdaba namhla ngenandaba
    -Mshunguza ayigwaze engayigwazeli yena ayigwazela amankengane
    -UNgwanya kangakanani nasentendeni yesandla uyahlala nasothini lomkhonto anganela
    -Cebisa elimhlophe

    ESwazini:

    Hlatshwayo.
    Mhayise waNgwanya! Cebisa lomuhle ngekucebisa emakhosi.
    Ngele yaboGama,
    Siyendane
    Mabhengeta
    Phuph’ laNdaba namhla indaba ingesiyo yakho.
    Vezi lelihle likaMswayini, Khobobo
    Masaphokati,
    KaHlatshwayo akuvalwa ngemivalo kuvalwa ngemakhandz’ emadvodza. Mgogodlan’ owavel’ eziphunzini!
    Sibadla benjalo bosomconjwana.

    Swazini2:

    Hlatshwako,
    Mhayise Mpangalala,
    Ngwanya,
    C­­ebis’amakhosi,
    Mabhe­n­geta,
    Siyendane,
    Mgo­go­dlane,
    Ngele waGama,
    Gidza elugogweni,
    Khoboka Khuzekhulu ,
    Sibadla banjalo bosomconjwana,
    Mashiyam­­ahle (isithopho)
    Masaphokati,
    Ka­H­latshwayo akuvalwa ngemivalo kuvalwangema khandza ebantfu,
    Mpangalala,
    N­­khosi.
    Sihlahla semanyeva sincutfwa ngemazembe ekubolekwa.
    Ngwanya lowa buli ngonyama kwa vela ingwe. Wena lowa tfukutselisa Nkenyane batsi bayabhodla wagcuma wemela ngahlanye Basala ba bulalana bodvwa kwaze kwafa newekugcina kwa dala inhlekelele lenkhulu leyahlengwa ngema jabhane aka khobobo.. Bathe bambela Hlatshwako lithuna emihumeni, kantsi kuyongena bona.

    IHUBO LESIZWE SAKWA HLATSHWAYO (Zulu):

    “Wabulala amakhosi,ingwe yohlanga
    Mana nkonyane yohlanga
    “uNgwanya bamazi izwe lonke,izwe lonke
    nkonyane yamaNgwanya bayethuka
    Sokwa siwashise amankengane,sicwecwa­­ izizwe”

    1. Sibonga kakhulu Sihlisizwe ka Mhayise sitha ume njalo wena wekunene. Singajabula kakhulu nabanye uma bengenza njengoba wenzile.
      Kuliqiniso asinalo ulwazi lonke kodwa sizama ukuqoqa lokho esikutholayo ukuze abezayo bangeyukulahleka kwazise isilungu sesiyakhela kusizwe esimnyama.

      Stanley Mondle Mbatha (Mbathastan)

    2. Sipho Maswazi Hlatshwayo

      Wow CHA, Angibonge ukuzwa ngezibongo, nezithakaselo kanyenemvelaphi yami. Nakubake ngisasalelwe yisifiso esikhulu sokuba ngazi ukuthi mina nomndeni wami njengoba sesadlala eMtubatu nje ingabe saphuma kuyiphi indlu.

      1. Mduduzi

        dankie boMhayise mina when i grow up they used uNgelemuthi even now when i m home (Bergville)but thank you so much guys even from those in Mozambue

    3. Amen Hlatshwayo

      Okugelona iqiniso wukuthi u Fipha uyi nkosi e Piet Retief,okuyiqiniso wukuthi
      ubukhosi busabanjwe undlunkulu u ka Lukhele emva kokukhothama kwe nkosi u Mgogodlane II.

  2. bongane

    I nid mre info abt hlatshwayo surname,i have an assignment on the history of hlatshwayo as it is my surname pls help family
    pls contact me 0723732837 pls pls pls

    1. mduduzi

      i m Hlatshwayo from bergville the youngest i had that my great grandfather was NQANJWANA one of his wifes was noMASONTO KELINAH MAPHALALA,she use to say uyintombi kamehlo kaZULU…i m having my own family so i need them to know our beground siphuma eMASWAZINI(BERGVILLE) sayo kwakha eROOKDALE endala so anyone awazi lomdeni i,ll love to connect

    1. Mduduzi Hlatshwayo

      i thank you too boMhayise anything its that you may find please share it with us and thats try to help the guy from mozambique as well thank you

  3. sbonge
    Mhayise omhlophe qwa njengehlabathi zolwandle ngolwazi osicobelela
    ngalo sithi unwele olude lapho Ngelengele ume njalo uqhubeke ubasize
    nabanye ubachazele ngomlanda wakithi Mhayise Ngelengele

  4. Antonio francisco

    I am from mozambique gaza macia
    my grand father was a chief of place called kamutlabwe he’s name. Rehano. The only thing I still recalls is songandaba ghovhanilhatswayo. Can it be by any bet we are lhatswayo.
    if yes help me to understand and to know my isibongo and isithakazelo please

  5. mlungisi

    Nina izithakazelo engizaziyo . UHLATSHWAYO, mahayise , ngwanya, ngelamuthi,wogama, kwasha kama kwasala iziphunzi,zasala zibaloyanisa nina baka siyanomthwalo katshabalala ,siyendane

  6. mlungisi

    Ukhokho; Magadamphefu Eshade no NaThabethe umkhulu uGagade eshade no Namfusi. Izingane uNomathemba, uNkosana, bhubhane, noNomasotho. Basuka emahasoni. Manje sesahlala eheidelberg nase Evanton.

  7. mlungisi

    Ukhulu wathi ungida egoge yinto eyayisho ubuzimuzimu. Bathi amadodana Kahlatshwayo waxabana lo omdala wathutha nomama ongama lakhe kwakunguKhobongwane bayohlala ehlathikhulu lapho abantu babethi uma bedlula bekathi ngida egogeni khobongwane umuntu asindwe yizinyawo bambambe bamundle. Wathi kungakho bebathi oHlatshwayo amabhengetha.

      1. Sihlisizwe Hlatshwayo

        Cebisa, uyiveza kahle indaba ngoba akusiwo wonke uHlatshwayo ongu Gid’gogweni. Eminye imizi ikakhulikazi eKZN iyayiphika lena ngoba yona ayizange ivelelwe yilomshophu wokulahlekelwa konke ize igcine ingamazimu. Ngakho uma uthole uHlatshwayo wothi Cebisa, Ngwanya,Mgogodlana, Mhayise, Siyendana,Ngele, Swazi. Ungaqhubeka uma wazi ukithi lomuntu oxoxa naye owamuphi umuzi.

  8. Nothile Hlatshwayo

    Mhayise..mabhengeta….ka Hlatswayo akuvalwa ngemivalo kuvalwa ngamakhandza emadvodsa…..siyabonga kakhulu singo Mhayise!!!!

  9. John

    Thank you it is awesome,this is what we need in an era which is dominated by western culture and influence.Please paste more of anything you have found from oral/written history .
    I am Nyalungu Hlatshwayo Mbetse(Mbethe) born from the clan of Madzovo,Ridonga,Matikwana,Bandi,Khakheni who is my grandfather born around the Lower Sabie area in the now Kruger National Park around 1885. and My research has pointed to Ngizwangendaba grand grand parent who I am told was a warrior who fled the wars of Shaka Zulu through Mozambique,afterwhich some of his descendants went to Swaziland while some through to South Africa.We are at Bushbuckridge(Mkhuhlu and surrounding areas including Acornhoek).Anyone with more information please post what you have and lets celebrate our rich heritage.Nyalungu,Hlatshwayo ,Mbetse

  10. Mina ngiyabonga ngalolulwazi esilotholayo,bengingazi ukuthi sihloniphana nobani.Thina esiphila manje siyatha/wa kwa Nkosi noDlamini ngoba yibona okhokho bethu labo?

    1. thank you so much Nyalungu my brother as i have mentioned before that i m from bergville coming from Swaziland as my family back ground .but what i m happy about is that we have people in MOZAMBIQUE AND BUSHBACK RIDGE in extend siyabonga boMHAYISE to everyone in this link lets share

    2. John

      Help me trace the family tree of Nyalungu,Mbetse,Hlatshwayo most of whom are now around Bushbuckrige,Sabie,White River,Nelspruit,Giyani and their surrounding areas.Grandfathers raceable goes as far as Madzovo,Ridonga or Lidonga and Matikwana

      1. Sihlisizwe Hlatshwayo

        Mbetse! Bulongo betinkomo! In history there was a Hlatshwayo who sired Zwangendaba. In my research about the Hlatshwayo clan, I found out that this Hlatshwayo (name) was of the Jele/Gumbi/Tshuma clan and not related to Hlatshwayo (surname). He, of the name, is younger compared to the one of the surname by 2 or 3 generations. We the Hlatshwayos, are definitely not related to the Jele family of surnames. But research is a live thing, it changes with time so maybe there will be more information about Hlatshwayo the man. What is confusing is that there are descendants of Hlatshwayo (name), who now reside in countries like Tanzania who claim that their Hlatshwayo had the same clan praises as ours. Another issue is that Zwangendaba did go to Moz and stayed a few years there and then crossed to Zim. So the Hlatshwayos in those countries need to be sure which family they belong to. Which is not easy because there were Hlatshwayos (surname) who went with Soshangana and Mzilikazi to those respective countries in the same period. The only convincing fact which at least gives guidance in this discussion lies in that the Nyalungu never intermarry with the Hlatshwayos. So it is not in the name, but the clan, that there’s a relationship. My opinion of course.

  11. Sherrington Tawanda Kuyayabo Hlatshwayo

    I am Sherrington Kuyayabo (Kuyabo) Hlatshwayo. A descendant of the group that came through Mozambique with Soshangane and I was made to understand that my grand father was Kuyayabo a worrior in Ngungunyana’s army. My father grew up an arphan and told us very little about our history. As a young boy an old lady living near us used to mention names like : Mahlabelakudhe,Magwazangothi,Ndhlukula, Mafuleke and a few others which she said were the line of the Hlatshwayos from Swaziland . I was born in the then Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) 70 years ago and grew up as a Ndau boy. I therefore do not speak any other language except a bit of English and Ndau. I am very very interested to know my /our roots. I was very touched with your narration but could hardly understand fully. Any chance of you putting all this and your future research in English ?

    1. Mhayise

      It is my pleasure to see that some people benefit with what we are doing. I will try to write in both English and IsiZulu next time although it will be hard to translate in some case.
      Akwande!

      1. INNOCENT HLATSHWAYO

        At my age knw my history it amazng thanks to Mhayise which you long life big brother keep on risng Isizwe sikwaHlatshwayo

      2. Themba Hlatshwayo

        Sawubona mfo wethu mina ngingu Themba ka-Hlatshwayo ngijabula kakhulu name ukubona nokuzwa ngalokhu enikwenzayo ukuze sazi kahle nathi ngemvelaphi yethu boMhayise.Ngiyabona izithakazelo zika-Hlatshwayo lapha zibhaliwe nangendlela ezihluka ngayo kodwa ke mina kukhona engikwaziyo nokungekho kulezi zithakazelo nengingathanda ukuthola incazelo ngakho khona kungukhuthi:Hlatshwayo mhayise ngwanya nglabo gama wena owabhula lihlatsi lembongeni wathi libhulwe ngumthakathi.ngicela incazelo ngawo lamagama bafowethu

      3. nonkululeko

        Thank you,my name is nonkululeko silindokuhle Hlatshwayo from Newcastle ngokuzwa kuthiwa original siphuma eswazini abokhulu beza ngapha emzansi abazange besabuyela emuva ngisho Obaba bethu abazi lutho,lokho kungiphatha kabi ukungazi langivela khona please help me

    2. Sihlisizwe Hlatshwayo

      Mhayise! Cebisa! I may not have more knowledge of the names you mentioned but I can confirm that Soshangane left with some Hlatshwayo warriors when he fled to Moz. History tells us that the Hlatshwayos and all the clans that occupied the Pongola area where on the side of Zwide kaLanga and his general-in-chief Soshangane in their fight against Shaka. In those days regiments were formed not by surname but by age group. Hence you’d find a Hlatshwayo, Tshabalala, Sibiya, etc in the same regiment. Now when he fled, Soshangane alias Manukuza, took some regiments under his authority with him to Moz. That’s why you will find Hlatshwayos, Chabalalas, Sibiya, Khozas now residents of Zim.

  12. Sibusiso Nyalunga

    l am Nyalunga “Mbethe”. I am no more worried whether the spelling is Nyalunga/u “Mbetse or Mbethe”. My main worry is to know the family “praises”(izibongo); whether it be in Zulu,Swati or Shangani. Any one out there, please help. Mbethe

    1. STEPHEN

      NYALUNGA MBETSE BULONGO BEZINKOMO EZI BHONSE MAHLANGENI ZITHI MO. KHAHLABEZA BE SUTHU BAYOFEL’ ELKHAHLAMBA.PHELEKEZEL’ INYATHI IYA KUMAYIMBA. MDELI WE NKOMO AYITHANDA AYITHATHE AYINIKE BAKUBO. ULEVU ZAKHE ZIDE KUMASHOBE ZINKOMO .MCIM WEHLUNGU ELISHA NGAYIZOLO. NKOMO ZAMBETHA MASHOBA ZIYAMKHAHLELA.MSHIVA LOWAGABELA MATHONGA KA SONCAMA .USIHLANGU SAKHE SABUYA NAMANZ’E NGUGWANA…. MBETSE XUNGAXA HLATSHWAYO

  13. Ngiyabonga mahayise nine eningavali ngemivalo enivalangema khandza amadvodza i’ll truly apprecite dis as i fnd out more abt my history nd my root i hve gained more knowlegde nine bekunene ngele ngele

  14. Marosie Abraha m Hlatshwayo

    cobo lwami ngya bonga ukuvha isbongo sakitshi njengoba bengise emuvha ngelwimi labo mama amashangane.

  15. Khethi Ephraim Hlatshwayo

    Kunjani mfethu kunobukhosi bemaNgwanya dundonalt (mpumalanga) ngiyafisa nekwati lelihubo lakitsi

    1. John Benson

      If possible research OR explain which house do we come from I am Nyalungu,Mbetse or Mbete,Hlatshwayo.From any such praise surnames or clan praises which is sinior if it is in this order.One old man explained that we are descendants of Ngizwangendaba who was a warrior of the then amabuthu ka Shaka but ran away from Kwazulu to Mozambique.We are now living in Bushbuckridge since the 1700ds

      Thank you for all previous posts which books can I access to know more

  16. Bheki

    Ngicela ningithumelele indlela okuculwa ngayo ihubo lakithi kwaHlatshwayo,from bheki xulu(ozalwa uHlatshwayo ongubaba wami)

  17. Winners Xihlahla

    I’m happy that we still have people who are ready to find a lot about our history, My surname is known as Xihlahla in Tsonga which is said to be a nguni surname Sihlahla, it is said to be related to Hlathikhulu, Muthimukhulu n others I will be very glad to here much about Sihlahla clan.

    1. nobayeni hlatshwayo

      ngiyabonga kwazi izithakazelo zami ngiyazi kona kuthi ngingu mhayise,ngwanya, siyendane, selenduna, Dade elibhula manzi ubone manzi ngekudungeka, scabhe esihle esihlalela makhosikazi, slevu leside lesiphephethwa umoya, manje ngicakwa ukuthi azifani lezithakazelo engatshelwa zona nalezi engizibona lapha ngicela ningincede kuleyo ndawo

      1. Sihlisizwe Hlatshwayo

        Mhayise! Ngwanya! Siyendane! Cebisa, ungakhathazeki kakhulu ngokuhluka kancane kwezithakazelo. Lokhu kulindelekile ngoba vele izithakazelo ziyashintsha kuye ngomuzi odabuka kuwo noma isigodi ovela kuso. Wokhumbula ukuthi uma oHlatshwayo behlukana ngenxa yezimpi zeLembe , umlando awuzange ume ndawonye. Isibonelo, abadabuka eSwazini bayaye bathi “Gid’ogogweni” babuye bathi “Mashiyamahle” (Okuyisithopho). Bakususela ezehlakalweni ezenzeka ngemva kokuhlukana kwesizwe, yingakho lezi zingatholakali eKZN. Kanti eKZN kukhona ababiza u”Makhwelela”, ongabizwa eSwazini. UMakhwelela umfowabo Siyendane owayeyinkosana yamaNgwanya onke. Angazi ukuthi uyitholile impendulo Ngwanya? Okubalulekile ukwazi uhlu lozalo lwamakhosi akwaMhayise nokuthi wena uvela kumuphi umuzi.

  18. Rev Duma Hlatshwayo

    From what l have heard from my from Chief Velamuva who is a brother to my father’s grandfather, the Hlatshwayos come from the Dlaminis through Prince Cebisa Dlamini (Nkhosi). Prince Cebisa is King Mswati I’s brother. He left Swaziland to get a wife from the Zulus. He got his first wife in Pongola and built his home there. His second home was built at Mkhunyane (Commondale, not far from Paulpietersburg) for his second wife. He built his home at a place called Bergville (near New Castle) for his third wife. It was when he was at Bergville that he decided to visit home (Swaziland) to show his family some of his children. When Cebisa arrived home, there was ‘sibhimbi’ (some kind of celebration in the royal kraal (in the Shiselweni Region). During that celebration, King Mswati saw his brother Cebisa’s beautiful daughter and took her as wife and then told him that he is no more a Nkhosi but a Hlatshwayo because ‘usemhlabile’ (stabbed him) by taking his daughter as one of his wives (a practice that is common among Swazi kings since they are not Dlaminis or Nkhosis but ‘Bayethes.’). This made Prince Cebisa very angry that he left immediately for South Africa and remained there until his death. His tomb is on a mountain not far from Commondale.

    The lineage of the Hlatshwayos at Gege is as they are put but Mleshe’s son is not Mahubhu but Mahubhulu, who came to Swaziland and joined King Mswati II’s regiment and made himself a name there since he was a man of valour (ingwazi). After realizing his victories in war, the king gave him his brother Prince Lukhwabitsi’s daughter as one of his wives and asked Chief Mshengu of eMashobeni (in the Shiselweni Region) a piece of land for him. This is the land which is occupied by the Hlatshwayos at Gege. It covers the land from the Mahamba-Piet Retief road next to Mahamba border gate to Ndlotane river near Magubheleni.

    Since a princess can not be ruled by a commoner, Mahubhulu became chief in his land. By that time Mahubhulu was a very old man but at such an old age his new wife commonly called ‘laLukhwabitsi’ gave birth to a son, ‘Velamuva,’ thus named because he was of his half-brothers’ grandchildren’s ages. After Mahubhulu’s death, Velamuva became chief of the area, and the place is also called, ‘eMlindazwe’ because Mahubhulu said he was keeping watch over it for Chief Mshengu of eMashobeni who was ‘insila yeNkhosi Mswati.’

    The ‘izithakazelo’ for the Gege Hlatshwayos differ from those of the other Hatshwayos. I will write them the way l was taught by some of my elders:-

    Hlatshwayo, Mhayise, Ngwanya, Cebisa wengwenyama lowacebisa emakhosi, Mabhengeta, Matsintsane lowatsintsa intsanga yakhe eMfabela watsi tinyawo tenkhosi yetfu tonakele, toniwe kusindza kukhala kumasoka, batsi Ngwanya wondzile kantsi Ngwanya ukhahlelekile, Ngwanya akangakanani ngobe nentsendzeni yesandla angahlala, Ngwanya lowabhula ingwe kwavuka ingwenyama, Ngwanya lomuhle wakalaMlobela.

    Chief

  19. Phindile

    Hi all,I would like to know the difference between the Nene clan & the Kunene clan because I’m really confused the origins of my people, thank you

  20. Nyalung
    Mbetse
    Bulongo betinkomo
    Uma tiya emhlangeni
    Ti tsi:mhoo!
    Khahlabeza be Sotho
    Sihlangu
    Lesalwe ngu ngwane
    Ngu ngwane
    Siciba lesi ngahlalwa
    Nyoni ingahlala
    Iyayela phelekezela
    Inyatsi iye ka
    Mayipha ,nine bo
    Mgango muhle ,
    Bolevu ezimhlophe
    Njengama shobe
    Etinkoma
    Nyalunga mbetse
    By Bheki Mduduzi Nyalunga
    Kabokweni

  21. john nyalungu

    Thank you for the latest historical background and latest posts with praises well done .more posts please we are becoming more enlightened Nyalungu,Mbethe,(Mbetse),Hlatshwayo

  22. NOMFUNDO HLATSHWAYO

    I AM NOMFUNDO HLATSHWAYO ,JUST WANT TO SAY AM VERY HAPPY TO KNOW MY ROOTS AS HAYISE . ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS THAT DOES THE HLATSHWAYO HAVE ANY CULTERE TO FOLLOW AS THEY GROW. AKE NGITHI NJE NGIJABULE KAKHUKU FOTHI NGIYA ZIQENYA NGOKUBA WAKWA HLATSHWAYO

  23. Talatiya Hlatshwayo

    Okunye ngiyahambisana nakho kodwa okungye kuyaphuma kimi ngokolwazi lami, nophando englwenzile, ngokozalo ikakhulu olwase Kzn, umkhunyane, Dumbe ne Nquthu. Ngyethemba iqiniso sizolithola elifanayo. ihubo langapha liyehluka kancane kuleli kepha thina e Dumbe nabase Mkhunyane nabase Nquthu silicula ngokufana ngyofisa ngwanya sike sixhumane no Nqobile Hlatshwayo wase Swaziland ngnesiqiniseko unawo ama details angasisiza sonke, bese ng cela nawe silekelelane ngonyaka wokuzalwa kwa Syendane

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