Bhaca people

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Bhaca people
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The Bhaca people or amaBhaca are an ethnic group in South Africa, mainly found in the small towns of the former Transkei homeland, Mount Frere and Umzimkhulu, and surrounding areas (a region that the Bhaca people call kwaBhaca, or "place of the Bhaca"). Their language, isiBhaca, is Xhosa with strong Zulu and some Swati influences. The origin of their name is unclear. The word ukubhaca in Nguni languages means to flee, and it is argued that their names stems from their flight during the Mfecane to present day KwaZulu-Natal. However, the word ukubhaca among the Bhaca people also refers to the ritual scarring of the face known as ukuchaza, a complex rite that is sometimes done for healing. Thus the Bhaca people could possibly have been named after this practice.

The Bhaca were led by king Madzikane into what is now Eastern Cape. Currently the Bhaca are mistakenly considered to be part of the Xhosa people who dominate the province, but their culture is still very distinct and their kingdom is independent. Madzikane was the founder and a King of the Bhaca people. His successor as king was Ncapayi.

The Kingdom of Bhacas is currently being revived by the great house of King Ncapayi, Inkosi Madzikane II Thandisizwe Diko.

The Reign of King Ncapayi

King Ncapayi had many wives. The great and senior house gave birth to Diko and Sogoni, from the second wife (Indlu yekunene) was Makaula, the third wife (Iqadi lendlu enkulu) was Dabula and Mphongoma.

Ncapayi is said to have been a fearless freebooter, a diplomat of note who showed even more intelligence than his father.

According to Rev. Soga, during the same year in which Ncapayi’s father –Madzikane – was killed, Ncaphayi entered Tembuland to avenge his father’s death. The Thembus under King Ngubengcuka made an ineffectual stand and the Bhacas swept away a large number of cattle (Soga, p. 443)

Before King Madzikane died and because of the relationship he had with King Faku, he advised his son to temporarily be a tributary King in Pondoland. He indeed did that and Faku at this time welcomed the Bhacas as this also coincided with the arrival of Nqetho, a Chief of the Qwabes who had moved from Natal running away from King Tshaka’s army because he could not serve under King Dingane. When he entered Pondoland and tried to secure land by violence, Faku was anxious to rid him out and therefore secure assistance from Ncaphayi to eject Nqetho. AmaBhaca drove them away back into Natal and Dingane issued an instruction to kill Nqetho

The Thembus defeat by the Bhacas discussed above, also led to Faku making an arrangement with Ncapayi when Pondos wanted to attack the Thembus. They entered Thembuland on three successive occasions and each time their raid was a success. Ncapayi is said to have been a fearless freebooter that was respected by many nations

Soga asserts that cupidity is said to have been the force that brought Faku and Ncapayi to work together. It is also cupidity that is said to have destroyed their good working relationship. Because they were both strong, it became difficult to know which one more powerful that the other. The freebooter attacked Nyanda, the Right Hand section of the Phondos under Ndamase, the son of Faku. He raided Nyanda successfully. Meanwhile the alarm had been raised with Faku and therefore Faku assembled a powerful army and this came up with the Bhacas and attacked them on all sides. Faku drove the Bhacas before him on the ridge kuNowalala. Ncaphayi was wounded and forced over the rock, falling on to a ledge some distance from the Bottom. He was in helpless condition with both arms broken, besides a severe assegai wound. He laid there for days, persuading those who came to look at him to put an end to his misery and kill him. No one could do this until Faku gave orders that he must be killed. Thus the death of Madzikane’s son, king Ncapayi in 1845.

Conflict with the Afrikaners and the British

In about 1837 Boers arrived in Natal with herds of cattle and the Bhacas saw an opportunity to attack and raid. Between 1837/39/40, the Boers are said to have been fighting in Natal when the Bhacas teamed up with the Bushmen and raided.

In about February 1838 the Boers settled in the upland of Natal and had successfully set the foundation upon which they could erect the Republic of Natalia, which after their victories over Dingane, they extended northward to uMfolozi and St. Lucia Bay (Blue Book on Native Affairs, 1885). The Boers had managed to get into arrangements with other kings and therefore did not consider them as potential enemies anymore. For an example they considered King Faku to be a friendly king and rated Ncapayi as having a powerful military and as being a threat.

When the Boers came back, they decided to attack the Bhacas (Bryant, p. 400) and raided 700 and 50 horses (Nchanga, 119). This is said to have provided the spark for the British intervention in the Bhaca land (At this time this land had become part of Natal). There is still an area near the town of Maclear which is still called Ncapayi land (Kapayi land – because they could not pronounce “Nca”).

The Reigns of Diko and Makaula

By 1845 the Bhacas had already been stripped of their Kingdom through Maitland Treaty. Ncapayi, the First Enemy in the Maitland Treaty died and was survived by his first son, Diko.

Inkosi Diko was considered a hero, a stubborn and a fearless leader of courage. He led the amaBhaca nation for 35 years from 1845 to 1880 after the death of his father iKumkani Ncapayi ka Madzikane. Inkosi Diko was the grand-son of King Madzikane ka Zulu.

iNkosi Diko was a fierce leader who fought against the annexation of the land by the British Colonial Government and he even resisted handing over amaBhaca nation to become British subjects. As a result of his resistance to the oppressive rule of the colonisers he never became the favourite of colonial government of his time. That government could not stand him and they decided to overthrow in 1880. The oppression of Diko’s house has been felt by all eight (8) generations, for a period of 130 years.


According to the writings of Anderson Mhlawuli Makaula (1988), by virtue of birth and according to tradition, Diko was the heir to iKumkani Ncaphayi, but, because of some councillors of amaBhaca who liked Mamjucu, the mother of Makaula, she was fraudulently made a great wife, hence her son attained chieftainship. Makhohlisa (the mother of Diko and Sogoni) who was Ncaphayi’s wife of the great house (uNdlunkulu), was not loved by these councillors, hence they plotted against her.

It happened that Ncaphayi had killed a man in one of the Mfecane battles and according to amaBhaca tradition, iNkosi was not supposed to have any contact with his wives until he had undergone some medical treatment. A separate accommodation was to be provided for him. Ncaphayi was then placed in isolation for a stipulated period. It was further conspired by the councillors under Qulu Siwela that the wife who goes to cook for iNkosi Ncaphayi in isolation and conceives during that period would be the one who would give birth to the chief that would succeed Ncaphayi after his death.

The councillors first went to uNdlunkulu Makhohlisa, (Diko and Sogoni’s mother) and deceived her that she must not dare put her foot in the isolation place where Ncaphayi was sleeping, because this would weaken her sons and thus cause death by assegai among her children. This sounded reasonable to Makhohlisa. Thereafter the same councillors went to advised Mamjucu, (the second wife) to go and cook for iNkosi Ncaphayi in the isolation place. She acted as instructed and her son, Makaula was then made iNkosi of amaBhaca.

Ever-since then, because of this conspiracy, this trick and treachery, the Great House of Ncaphayi has suffered a great deal of disrespect, degradation and injustice throughout generations that followed.

After iNkosi Ncaphayi’s death Diko (his first and eldest son) led amaBhaca from 1845. iNkosi Diko was always in conflict with the British Government and he blatantly refused the annexation of the land of amaBhaca nation. When the British supremacy pervaded the Transkei territory during the 1860s, the government pioneered the annexation of the Transkeian territories. Amakhosi were to give up their power and paramouncy and become subjects of the British Colonial government. Magistrates were to take over the power from amaKhosi, especially those who refused submitting their nations to be under the British rule. iNkosi Diko was one of those traditional leaders who resisted and he was then overthrown as iNkosi, deposed and made headman by the colonial government in 1880.

Battles were fought throughout this period, for an example, a friend to iNkosi Diko was iNkosi Mhlontlo of amaMpondomise who is said to have killed a magistrate at Qumbu in resistance against such annexation. Other amaKhosi who accepted annexation were rewarded for their loyalty to the oppressive colonial government and eventually they were looked after and treated well by the colonial government.

The plan to destroy any trace of iNkosi Diko and his descendants has prevailed over generations after this great hero had died. Even today, Diko’s files, from iNkosi Diko himself, Qoza ka-Diko, Mthakathi ka-Qoza, Mabhijela ka-Mthakathi, Dingumhlaba ka-Mabhijela and Mzawugugi ka-Dingumhlaba (all the descendants of Diko) have been removed from the archives in Mthatha. The big question is: What happened to these files and where are they?

It is a known fact that iNkosi Diko’s Great Place of amaBhaca was forcibly removed by the oppressive government of that time. The town Mount Frere is built on the land that was once iKomkhulu (the Great Place) of iNkosi Diko (it was called eMbondzeni). The land claims process and the documents in possession of the Land Claims Commission confirm this. Even the grave of iNkosi Diko is said to have been in this area, some say it is where the current Standard Bank is and others say it is where Malinge Wholesalers is. What this means is that the descendants of iNkosi Ncaphayi’s Great House never had access to iNkosi Diko’s grave and his remains. Who was responsible for this? Will this chapter ever be closed? Was it because he refused giving the land to the oppressive government of that time?


AmaBhaca are mainly found in the small towns such as Mount Frere, uMzimkhulu, Xopo and some surrounding areas. The isiBhaca language is a mixture of isiXhosa, isiZulu and isiSwati. The language of isiSwati was influenced by the fact that King Madzikane’s mother was from one of the Royal Houses of the Swatis of aMalambo. He grew up within the Swatis from his mother’s side and therefore spoke the language. Although he accepts that he is not an authority on this, Jordan, A.C. (1953) argues also assets that in the traditional history of the Bhacas, “uDlamini and kwaDlamini” figure a great deal (P.5). He further states that the Bhaca language was stifled to death chiefly by isiXhasa through, amongst others, schools and churches and that a large number of enlightened Bhacas were taught to look down upon their mother tongue.

Madzikane is still a much respected King in Mount Frere and anywhere else among the Bhaca people.

Diko is the first son of Ncapayi, (Makhohlisa a daughter of Dzanibe clan was the first wife of Ncapayi) with his younger brother Sogoni from the first wife of Ncaphayi. The younger brother from the second wife was Inkosi Makaula followed by Inkosi Dabula and others from other younger wives. Inkosi Madzikane ll Diko is the Crown Prince of iNkosi Dilizintaba, ka Dingumhlaba, ka Mabhijela i, ka kaMthakathi, kaQoza ka Diko ka Ncaphayi, ka Madzikane, ka Khalimeshe, ka Vebi, ka Wabane, ka Didi, ka Zulu, ka Ntombela, ka Malandela, ka Dlungwana, ka Ndaba.

INkosi Madzikane II Thandisizwe Diko is currently the Head of the kwaBhaca/LuBhacweni Traditional Council at ELundzini Royal Kraal, Ncunteni Great Place, LuBhacweni A/A in Mount Frere, KwaBhaca.

AmaBhaca were therefore stripped off their dignity and their Kingdomship by the Colonial Powers, the Boers, the Griquas and later on, the apartheid systems did not make it any better. The home of the Bhacas is in Mount Frere, while other Bhacas who went back to KwaZulu are in Mzimkhulu and Ixopo under the Zulu Kingdom.


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    Olona Ndongeni

    May 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Please assist me by finding out and telling me more about the ndongeni family from umgungundlovu a village in mount frere, my clan names are Hlaya, Qubulashe, Mnkundla. please help me to know other clan names of my family. I would also like to know about the Bovu family, that is my dad’s family of which i am not close to them as i did not grow up with them and my dad passed on when i was a toddler.


    July 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    i wish to know about the mdontswa surname

      Nobahle Ndongeni

      March 25, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      ndibubhideka when it. comes to Mjoli and Ntshangase they r using same clan names can any one eplain further.

    linamandla Wushe Zondeka

    September 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Mna andinanto ininzi yokuthetha ngaphandle nje kokubulela ukwazi ngemvelaphi yam, ukuzazi kundenza ndizingce kakhulu ngokuba liBhaca ngoba nyani abantu abaninzi bathi singamaxhosa okanye amaMpondomise kodwa sibe thina sinobethu ukukhosi nje obuzimele geqe kunye nenkcubeko….


    June 26, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks for this good website. It is very informative and educational. Unfortunately the history is a bit misleading. For example, why is the author saying nothing about how Madzikane died? Somehow the amaBhaca must appear heroic at all costs, even if this means leaving gaps in your account. This is bad education historically. You can’t educate people by propaganda.

    For your information, Madzikane was defeated and killed by the Qwathi under Chief Fubu in 1824 near present day Ngcobo. His people wondered off to Mpondoland and were helped by Faku. This is recorded history.

    Also, the amaBhaca acquired that name after the British colonists allocated them the lands they presently occupy. They were not called amaBhaca before Shaka’s campaign. And Faku did not allocate them the lands that the Bhaca occupy today. The British colonists conducted several forced removals to favour groups loyal to them over those who resisted the colony – hence the present map and the way people are settled largely shows how the British preferred the black people to be settled according to ‘tribes’.


    July 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks about this page I learned a lot, can you please help me, I would like to know more about Jaca surname and their origin of Bhaca.

    Thanks in advnce for considering my rsquest.

    Sivuyile Mjoli

    July 15, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Mna ndinguliWushe iBhaca okokutsho kodwa ndikhulele eMampondweni eLusikisiki. Yonke into endiyaziyo ngesiko nesithethe yeyaseMampondweni. Bekungakuhle xa kunokhe kubhalwe wonke amasiko akwaBhaca nezithethe zakhona ukwenzela ukuba abantu abafana nam bazi kwaye bakwazi nokudlulisa ololwazi kwabalandelayo.


      January 2, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      Ngicela ningifunisa u G.M Jili wayesebenza eyi Black Jack e Durban ngeminyaka yama 70s ngizwa kutiwa watata ipackege ngabo 1996. Igama lake bathi ngati kwaku ngu Godfrey, bamkhomba ngapa emzimkhulu ensingizi. Sizani bo


    July 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    @Sivuyile buya Joli sinendawo esayinikwa ebizwa ngokuthi kusemawusheni

    nosipho msongelwa

    October 16, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    ndinibulisa nonke bantu bakwithsi,

    ndinesikhalazo thina ngapha ngako ndakeni anisimemi kumkhosi wokukhahlela ngodwa singabe sizwe esinye ngaphezulu sikufuphi nekhaya likaMadzikane kaZulu lokugqibela ikuya ngapha kontsizwa. siyacela makwethu ningasivaleli ngaphandle. siyalithanda nathi elisiko nobubuntu bethu.

    zizile jekwa

    October 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Mna ndinguMasiwela umtsha wakwa Mjoli uzukulwana wakwaDzanibe all I want 2 the background of masiwela mavitsheka

    Shaheed Ndongeni

    November 1, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Olana Ndongeni your clan names continue as follows: mbimbikazi. nozigobodo, njezi, khabangomlenze kuvel’ithokazi. We are still researching on the origin of our clan. all we know is that Ntshangase begot three sons, Ndongeni, Mfenyane and Tshuku.

      Fundiswa Tshuku

      September 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Hlaya; mna ndingowakwa Tshuku eGcuwa sisuka eNqamakwe kodwa umnombo usikhomba kwaBhaca ndiyabulela ngale nkcaza qhubekani nigadinwa ungandifumana ku whatsup 0790118451 enkosi Qubulashe.


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      February 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Isiduko sakwa Goqolo, Bhengu / Mabhengu, Teni, Tshengezana, Tshevula, Ngwane originated from Swaziland, Lesotho, and probably Natal. Aba bantu ngamaMfengu, for more information read a book called History of Abambo ,generally known as Fingos by AT Bryant, 1929. ; Amanqakwana ngeminombo yezizwe zaseMbo, K K Ncwana ; Ibali lamaMfengu by Richard Tainton Kawa ( RT Kawa , 1929; Olden Times in Zululand and Natal, AT Bryant, 1929.
      The Goqolo people did not originate from the Bhacas, the latter has a clear genealogy, tribes and clans attached to it. The Goqolo people have a similar origin as Dlamini, Miya, Ndlangisa ( Thole ) etc. I always encourage people to conduct more research prior to decision making. Enye into indlela enizithutha ngayo nixuba nezinye iziduko, which is a problem you must sort out and eradicate it. Thanks and all the best in your research

        Jama Siyabonga Dlamini

        July 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm

        Molweni Mnce tata. NdinguJama wakwaDlamini emaZizini. Ndingumntu owenza uphando ngeziduko zonke ezihamba zixhumane namaZizi. Ngoku ndisoloko ndikhangela umlibo kwanye nembali yamaGoqolo. Bendicela undincede. Ungandifumana kuWhatsapp (078 086 3854) okanye ku Facebook (Jama Siyabonga Dlamini). Ndiyacela bandla.

    Lwazi Magobozi

    February 11, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Molweni mabhaca akuthi.mna ndibizwa ngoba ndingumjoli,goqolo,mabhengu,funeka,thanana.ngaba esisi duko sethu siphuma kumaWushe na??


      February 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Isiduko sakwa Goqolo, Bhengu / Mabhengu, Teni, Tshengezana, Tshevula, Ngwane originated from Swaziland, Lesotho, and probably Natal. Aba bantu ngamaMfengu, for more information read a book called History of Abambo ,generally known as Fingos by AT Bryant, 1929. ; Amanqakwana ngeminombo yezizwe zaseMbo, K K Ncwana ; Ibali lamaMfengu by Richard Tainton Kawa ( RT Kawa , 1929; Olden Times in Zululand and Natal, AT Bryant, 1929.
      The Goqolo people did not originate from the Bhacas, the latter has a clear genealogy, tribes and clans attached to it. The Goqolo people have a similar origin as Dlamini, Miya, Ndlangisa ( Thole ) etc. I always encourage people to conduct more research prior to decision making. Enye into indlela enizithutha ngayo nixuba nezinye iziduko, which is a problem you must sort out and eradicate it. Thanks and all the best in your research


        June 17, 2015 at 8:19 pm

        Mnce plz help me ngeziduko zogoqolo ke bhuti nemvelaphi plz

    Ms Nokwanda Dabula

    February 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    May I know where and when did Nkosi Dabula was a chief. I’d highly appreciate it if I can be supplied by information up Nkosi Skobho Dabula.

    Dan Ngangenkomozakulonina Nqwaba KaDzanibe

    February 13, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Mna ndiyayxhasa yooonke imizamo oenokwenza ba thina maBhaca sibuyelwe sisdima sethgu

    aviwe mfenyana wushekazi

    February 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    mna ndingu mamwushe, umjoli qubulashe nonina, nozigobodo, unjezi, ndicela ukuthatha elithuba ndbulele ngako konke okwenziwe apha kuzanywa ukuba ,sifunde lukhulu ngama siko ethu kunye nezithethe zethu ,lento indenza ndiziqhenye ngokuba libhaca ndiyaabulela nangomso.

    mxolisi xolisa zondo

    February 22, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    lo ujama kasjadu ucubungulashe utshanobuhle.. etshanata kwa Yina kwa mbengeni kosokhasi komakhalelwa intombi ithsi bhuti nditeke noma ungenato
    ngithi angithathe lelithuba ngibonge imizamo yembuyekezo yomdabu wakwa bhaca. ngineskhalo la, phela uhlanga lamabhaca alugcini kumhlaba wake mount frère kuphela lathsi simaBhaca impela sisuka kwindzawo etifana neMATATIELE kanye noMZIMKHULU. Kungakuhle ukuthi nathi sibeyingxenye yemigubho ebanjelwa esgodlweni sakwa Bhaca njenga nomkhosi wezintombi womhlanga sibumbe isizwe samaBhaca syephambili siyafuna nathi ukuthi inkosi uZulu afikelel nakwetakwithsi indzawo.


    February 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Kubo bonke ooGoqolo, Bhengu / Mabhengu, Teni, Tshengezana, Tshevula, Ngwane I want to say that they originated from Swaziland, Lesotho and probably Natal and they are the Fingos not Bhacas for those who do not know their origin, ancestry and genealogy. They have nothing to do with the Wushes. I encourage people to read the following books to substantiate my statement: History of Abambo generally known as Fingos, AT Bryant, 1929; Amanqakwana ngeminombo yesizwe zaseMbo, K K Ncwana, 1929; Ibali lamaMfengu, Richard Tainton Kawa ( RT Kawa ) ; Olden Times in Zululand and Natal by AT Bryant. The Goqolo people have a similar origin as Dlamini’ s, Ndlangisa’ s, Miya’ s and have nothing to do with the Wushes / Bhacas in terms of their origin and tribe. The Bhacas have a clear ancestry, clans that are attached to them. Furthermore, I encourage people to conduct a research about their clans origin prior to decision making. I understand that some people grew up without their grandfathers next to them and the latter would have passed oral history from generation to generation. Kukho nengxaki yokuxuba izinqulo, okanye indlela yokuzithutha abantu bazidibanise nezinye iziduko ngaloo ndlela umnombo wabo uyalahleka okanye uyatshabalala. Thanks, Mnce

      N majola

      April 26, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Ndifuna ukukwazi bethuna NGO nyathi ombuyisa odongo imvelaphi yabo namasiko enkosi


    February 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I am challenging all Goqolo, Bhengu / Mabhengu, Teni, Tshengezana, Tshevula, Ngwane to come forward to discuss these issues vigorously. Furthermore, I am requesting people with the surname of Hlwatika or Hlwathika abangoGoqolo, Bhengu, Teni, Tshevula etc to communicate with me.



      bandile twetwa

      March 10, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      NdinguGoqolo , uthanana, Umabhengu , ufuneka kwabamfunayo


      July 17, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Ndicela undazise nedate ngoSeptember yentlanganiso yoGoqolo.

    kaya sajini

    March 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Ndingu Goqolo,Umjoli,Uthanana,Umabengu,Umoya,Ufuneka,Uwushe,Uqubulashe,Ungwane,Unonina.Ndicela Kesicele Indlovukazi yesizwe samabhaca,uQueen Nosizwe,MaMjoli,Wushe,Qubulashe,Nonina,sindzangonwalu,nongwenya.asicacisele Omjoli uba ngamabhaca okanye ngamamfengu.

    Khayakazi Mavuso

    April 10, 2015 at 8:19 pm


    Ndingu Goqolo, Mjoli, Thanana, Moya nam ndingavuya ukuva bubanzi ngalentsukela yesisiduko sethu.


    May 7, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    For more information about esi siduko you should visit us @ Lukhanyisweni or Moyeni near Mthatha on the way to Tsolo, on the N 2 road sizakube sinentlanganiso in September 2015. The date will be confirmed later. The place of the meeting is 11km from Mthatha on the way to Tsolo. Simema bonke OoGoqolo, Bhengu / Mabhengu, Teni, Tshengezana, Tshevula, Ngwane



      kaya sajini

      June 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      mnce kandiphe inumber yako


      December 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Hi m from mt frere ,kwilali yaseMabobo ndingu Goqolo,funeka thanana, Bhengu,Tholetsha,Teni,Moya , uCotsha ,Ganeka kamxhosa uNdlondlo ngamanye amaxesha kuye kufakwe noMjoli ke but my worry we are very few here ndinomdla womnombo wethu

    ncedo twetwa

    May 23, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    ndifuna ukwazi uba ugoqolo uzalwa ngubani /ngubani omkhulu kubo bonke kwaye engubani uwushe


    May 28, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    ngifuna ukwazi ngo Jili,UVilakati no Vunandlala abase Mzimmkhulu,eBulwer,EXobho,E Richmond nase Mzumbe ukuthi bangaMaSwati,AmaZulu noma AmaBhaca na?


    June 1, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Goqolo and Wushe are separate clans altogether and there are inter-marriages between them. Mna andinguye uMjoli Wushe kodwa ngingu Goqolo, Bhengu, Teni, Tshengezana, Tshevula and my fore-fathers and grand-fathers were married to the Wushes, Mjoli’s etc. Thina singamaMfengu hayi amaBhaca.



    mhle mjoli kamagayiyane

    June 2, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    ndiliwushwe lake mawushweni edasi kuka phuzani etuko mkhemani, umkhemani otsela emzivubu ndingatsi mabhaca amahle ndiyayitsandza lento yokuba kuke kubekhona abantu abatake babhobhe isibhaca sakwitsi ndingayithokotela(research for this language for future generation so they can learn and improve)

      Bongani Faye

      April 11, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Hello yihlo,mna ndingu Bongani faye (otherwise ndinguMbedu qha utata wam wakhulela kulendlu yakwafaye.Ukuba uyayazi imbali ka Magayiyana yihlo bendicela ukhe undiphe,mhlawumbi nezinye iifani zakwaMjoli ozaziyo apho.Ndiyabawela ukwazi ukuba ezifani zohlukana phi.
      Enkosi Mjoli.


    June 23, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Mna ndiliWushe Mjoli Qubulashe kwilali zase Qonce oTamkhulu babefudula kubuya e mt fletcher isigodzi andisazi. Basishiya ababefudzula ukwazi khona. Umntu onomlando or owazi oGantuntu,Mketshane khona apo ndingavuya kakhulu. kodwa ke ingxaki abantu bakudala babezibiza ifani ngobawomkhulu babo. Ndiyavuya bakithi xana sixhomana apa. sendiyabona abantu bakuthi sebelandela izithethe zeminye imizi. kodwa ngekhe sikhohlwe ukuba singoban. phambili ma Wushe

    kaya sajini

    July 3, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I can wait for this day kuzobamnandi come September 2015 ndizohlangana noGoqolo bakuthi,from Kaya Sajini eStutterheim or Ecumakala


    July 4, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Nami ndingulumka ndilimpondomise ndcela ukwazi ukuthi amagcaga ayesukaphi iphi imvelaphi yawo


    July 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Mna ndifuna ukwazi ukuthi udibana njani uDeyi Mshwawu noMjoli noWushe noManci

    Avuyile Guqa

    July 13, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Mnce bhuti please confirm the date for the gathering,ndizabakhona nakanjani Bhengu,please send me more detail on 0797773796 xhoselimnyama elinamzinyo amhlophe

    Siyathemba mavuso

    July 17, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Ndicela undazise ngedate yomhlangano ngoSeptember ndizimisele ukuza


    September 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Good morning to all Goqolo’s

    This is to confirm that the meeting will take place on the 24th of September 2015 eMoyeni / Lukhanyisweni about 11 KM from Mthatha along the N2 to Tsolo take a right turn pass Lukhanyisweni Store on your right of the gravel road and ask for Mr Gebhu. His number is 0788314110 or 0825199675 Thanks, Mnce

    Siyabulela Mayekiso

    September 11, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I want to know the roots of Goqolo, Mabhengu,Tanana Family

    Ntombizinhle "Zinhle" Siko

    October 28, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    hey guys please help me out…

    Im looking for my dad’s family as i am told that he passed away when I was young…his name was Fox Mkhize he was from Mzimkhulu as he is a Bhaca…

    please help me…


    Ntombizinhle "Zinhle" Siko

    October 28, 2015 at 8:19 pm


    Avuyile Guqa

    November 10, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Uxolo ngozngokuzgxobha apho ndingamenywanga khona but ndizolungisa impixano ekhoyo phakathi kwaMabhengu nooMjoli…there is a realtion between these two clans,and ivela eEgypt they were recruted by the Swati kingdom duriong the regional wars which took place in the ancient South Afirca over teritorial claims…the Swati kingdom brought ooGoqolo and ooMjoli to SA so as to help them conquor the other tribes in the war…Mjoli and Goqolo arw sepreate groups but later united in the name of ubukhaya obusuka eEgypt


    November 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Molweni!mna ndifuna ukuza ukuba uxesibe lo ongubhuku udibana kanjni nomadzikane .ndifuna ukwazi nemvelaphi yam ubhuku, plz help

    siyanda chiliza

    November 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    ngtihanda ukunibingelelal nonke kule site ngiyiBhaca ngokuthu ubaba wami ongizalayo uChiliza uyilo umama yena umZulu into engifuna ukuyazi ukuth njengoba nje isibhaca singesasona isibhaca futhi angizami uzenza ngcono kodwa ngifuna ulwazi ngifuna ukukwaz amasiko nakho konke ukuze nami ngikwazi ukudlulisela kubantwana bami kusasa uma uthi uyakwanomoyi , umzikhulu kukhulunywa isizulu angazike uma uya emabhaceni ase EC ukuth kwenziwa njani kodwa ngike ngiwabuke amavideo ku youtube and kukhulunywa isixhosa khona


    November 23, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Ngyanibingelela nonke

    Wow wow wow. ngaze ngajabula ukuthola lomlando. Ubaba wami u Mzulu, umama wami i Bhaca. I’ve always been fascinated by how amaBhaca do things, how they talk and it’s a priviledge to me to be able to learn more. I’m a musician and some of my songs are related to my Bhaca side where i mention places like Ixopo (where my mother was born), Bulwer, Egqumeni, Emakhuzeni and so on. I’m very proud of the Bhaca blood that runs through my veins. Salute to the son of the Soil “Madzikane” for finding and identifying this beautiful tribe. Syohlanga edasi.
    Phambili nto zakuthi #muchlove

    lulama Mdutyana

    December 20, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    There are also The Mdutshanes who are the chiefs of the Bacas at Mpoza greate place Will u pease tell us more about them

    f bhaca

    February 1, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    ndicele ukwazi ngenkosi uMchitwa ukuba wayezalwa ngubani apha kwaBhaca?

    Yina N

    February 2, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Mxolisi Xolisa zondo
    Sawubona Mtshana

    U Yina lo u uMbengeni, uSokhasi umakhalelwa intombi ithsi nditeke bhuti noma ungenato, uManqina akadliwa adliwa yizinja ngenxa yobuningi benyama (ongathandi uthi amafazi bakhona amavila), a proud Bhaca lase eMzimkulu.

    Atholakala kuphi la maYina otshanata kuwo wena mtshana? kuhle ukwazana.


    February 5, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    bendingazazi ezinye iziduko zooGoqolo enkosi Mnce. molweni booThanana nonke ooMoya ,ndingowaseTSOMO mna eMAWUSHENI ilali ,sibambalwa gqitha kula lali yethu abanesisiduko yimizi nje emihlanu ,ifani nguSambumbu.


      April 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks MaGoqolo

      I can also refer you to other Goqolo’s at Ncembu A/A , under Tsolo but bordering Ugie

    onezwa mgwetyana

    April 6, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    well thank u for the info provided here but wld love to knw more about my surname ..Mgwetyana…im from mzimkulu


    April 22, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    mholweni Mabhaca akwithsi,uyanibulisa uyina ,umbengeni mrhulashe umakhalelwa yintombi ithsi nditeke,eGubhuzi mount frere umanqina abolela endlini ngenxa yokwephana


    April 22, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    proudly Bhaca Ntomb’tababhem Njaju,akhona amayina manyhingi nakegoli mna nje ndike goli e Midrand abatali bafudukela khona kudzala ndicela sivuleni ipage lakwambengeni kwi facebook sitokwati ukubhobha indzaba takwa Mbengeni plz


    May 1, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    There also happen to be a Goqolo bloodline which resorted to Zimbabwe during the early 1900s though originating from South Africa


      May 6, 2016 at 8:19 pm



      September 7, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Good day guys

      I am looking for the contact details of Goqolo from Zimbabwe for further engagement and interaction. Thanks, Mnce


    June 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Ndicela ukwazi unable uHlaye udibana njani noMjoli


    June 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I would like to have the contact details of Goqolo from Zimbabwe so as to communicate extensively about various issues.



      June 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      I would like to have the contact details of Goqolos with Hlwatika / Hlwathika surname for further engagements.



    Aviwe Mafuta

    July 12, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Ndingu Aviwe Mafuta kwilali Emawusheni(cofimvaba) ndingumntana womshado,but ukushona kukababa made me to grow up on my mothers side. Ngoku kukho into endihluphayo efuna ndiqonde amasiko am ewe ndichazile bt ingani lendziwa wrong lelisiko ngoba i have some wierd dreams. I just wana know uba kusetyendziswani xa kuchazwa. Ingaba yibhokwe or yigusha. Ndicela nokwazi uba ooMjoli,oofayise,ooQubulashe ngaba kumele bafake nooZIM na xa bezithutha?


      July 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      The best for you Aviwe is to visit and consult Wushe , Mjoli , Qubulashe in Mt Frere where you will find them in abundance and they will guide you.


      TI Mjoli

      August 8, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Phela amaWushe kusetshenziswa igusha , ugcotshwe ngenyongo yalo kanye nomswani walo , kudala kwakusetshenziswa imbuzi kokhokho babo khokho kwatshintshwa ngoba siluhlaza thina bakwaMjoli kwase kwenziwa ngegusha kwenzelwa uba sihlise ulaka nobuluhlaza ,kwakuye kufakwe nethambo legwe uma kwenziwa imbeleko kodwa manje alisafakwa ngenxa yobuluhlaza . ugitsheliswa phezu kwegusha kuthethwe emsamo ngawe , uma selihlinziwe uye udlalelwe isikhumba salo ulale kuso size siguge from Mjoli 0733642329


    August 3, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    the bhaca people got an interesting history I just which it can be shown on TV one day

    sizeka soginga

    September 2, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    It’s de bst to knw yo clains bt to say am here cx am looking for Mr ryt am 24 i hv to children now I want de love of my lyf


    September 27, 2016 at 8:19 pm


    Mangaliso Cokoto

    October 2, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Ngi ngu Bhovu uDumela


    November 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Mna ndinguMasiwela from Mt Frere all I want to know is the surnames zakwaSiwela nezithakazelo

    Vuyo Makaula

    December 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Molweni ndingumtukulu kaMngcisane.Utata
    uPhakamile utalwa nguNozigqwaba.Ngoku ndi apha eMbombela.Ndingumenzi wamaFilms Maths teacher.Submit your script to Box 2289 Nelspruit 1200 South Africa.Just write your family history.I language izobhalwa ngesibhaca.


    February 4, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Kubulela mna ngencazelo endiyifumeneo apha bendingazi. mna ke ndingu Goqolo, Bhengu, Teni ifani yeya kwa Fica ndingavuya xa ndinohlangna naba kuthi kuninzi endifuna ukwazi

    Ntombentsha Ngejane

    March 30, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    mna ndilhiBhaca Bha, ndihumfati eMabovanini. Bakwini ndisukunyiswa hulwimi enilubhobhako kulhe ndzawo ngoba kaloku ukuba sifuna amaBhaca atiwe masibhobheni isikwithsi. Ave simnandzi kodfwa hasatiwa. Mna ndihomnye wabatidla ngolwimi lwakhe. kona intfo lhe iyafundzisa kodwa bhobhani isikwini ndiyanicela bakwini.


    huMazulu, mfati wamaNqabe eMaxhoseni eMabomvaneni.


    August 20, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Mna ndicela ukwazi u Zulu from Natal no Zulu from E.c ingabe bayahlobana ndibuza ngoba zingefani izithakazelo zabo

    Kanyo Mondisa

    September 18, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    @Mnce, ama Goqolo aku Ncembu ku Tsolo, asukaphi? cela uzithuthe.


      September 26, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Xa ezithutha athi Goqolo, Mabhengu / Bhengu, Teni, Tshengezana, Tshevula, Ngwane. These Goqolo’s are also available in Lesotho ( Siyabonga kaDlamini II ) . The latter also consulted a book written by Ellenberger- History of the Basotho. Most of us were lucky to stay with their grand-fathers like myself. We also obtained clan praises from oral , verbal and written history. We are not related to Wushes, Mjoli, Qubulashe hence some of our grand-fathers were married to them. For more information, you must also consult the books I have referred to earlier on. We are not Bhaca’s but Fingoes. For any further information, please do not hesitate to consult me. If I may ask, where are you Khanyo? Thanks, Mnce

    Anna Lanel

    October 11, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    my company was looking for Acord 25 several days ago and located a company that hosts a lot of sample forms . If others need Acord 25 as well , here’s a


    December 10, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Ndingu goqolo umabhegu utanana kumhlaba wase Ngcobo sajini ifani ndicela inumber yakho mnce


    January 17, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks Ayabonga. I have received your e-mail pertaining to the aforesaid matter. You may contact me via this number 079 621 2935.



    andle lizwe mciza

    January 18, 2018 at 8:19 pm


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