AmaMpondo Royal Family, South Africa

Amampondo royal family is the ruling royal dynasty of the Mpondo Kingdom of AmaMpondo people of South Africa. AmaMpondo are a southern bantu group currently inhabiting South Africa. Their Kingdom which was started in 500 AD is now found in modern Eastern cape province South Africa headed by a king whose local title is Kumkani. The AmaMpondo royal family is called the amaNyawuza clan which cincludes all kings of Mpondo and their descendants.

The origin of AmaMpondo is credited with Mpondo. Mpondo and Mpondomise were twins, sons of King Njanya , they both formed what is now Mpondo Kingdom and Mpondomise Kingdom.

Kings (Kumkani) of amaMpondo

  • Zalankomo kaNkosi
  • Langa kaZalankomo
  • Sidweba kaLanga
  • Sibiside kaSidweba
  • Njanya kaSibiside
  • Mpondo kaNjanya
  • Sihula kaMpondo
  • Mthwa kaSihula
  • Santsabe kaMthwa
  • Mkhondwane kaSantsabe
  • Sukude kaMkhondwane
  • Hlambangobubende kaSukude
  • Ziqelekazi kaHlambangobubende
  • Hlamandana kaZiqelekazi
  • Thobe kaHlamandana
  • Msiza kaThobe
  • Ncindesi kaMsiza
  • Cabe kaNcindesi
  • Chiya kaCabe
  • Gangatha kaCabe
  • Bhala kaGangatha
  • Chithwayo kaBhala
  • Ndayeni kaChithwayo
  • Thahla kaNdayeni
  • Nyawuza kaThahle
  • Ngqungqushe kaNyawuza
  • Faku kaNgqungqushe
  • Mqikela kaFaku
  • Sigcau kaMqikela
  • Marelane kaSigcau
  • Mandlonke kaMarelane
  • Botha Manzolwandle Jongilizwe Sigcau kaMarelane
  • Mpondombinini Thandizulu Sigcau kaBotha Manzolwandle Jongilizwe Sigcau
  • Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau (source:wikipedia and Xhosa culture

Follwing the death of King Faku, His great son Mqikela comtined his rule at Qaukeni Great royal house whilst his right hand son Ndamase established Nyandeni right royal house. These two brother royal houses have been sovereignly autonomous however the Qaukeni great royal house is the senior house of the Mpondo kingdom. AmaMpondo aseQaukeni kingdom was commonly known as Eastern Pondoland while Amampondo aseNyandeni was known as Eastern Pondoland.

amaMpondo aseQaukeni great royal house (Eastern Pondoland)

This is the senior most royal house of AmamMpondo loctaed at Lusikisiki. The King is overall King of all Mpondo Kingdom and members bear the surname Sigcau. Prominent members Inlcude

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  • King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau
    • Five chldren

AmaMpondo aseNyandeni Right royal house (western Pondoland)

Nyandeni is a right royal house under the Qaukeni great royal house, formed by Ndamase, son of King Faku. It is based in Libode but has had autonomous sovereignity for sevreal years with the title king. However Nhlapo Comission suggested that the head of the royal house to be Principal traditional leader henceforth. Members of this house bear the surname Ndamase.

  • Ndamase
  • Nqwiliso
  • Bokleni
  • Mangangelizwe
  • Mangeni
  • King Victor Poto Ndamase
    • King Tutor Nyangelizwe Ndamase
    • Princess Nolusapho Phumla Ndamase (married Chief Thandata Justice Mabandla of AmaBhele)
  • King Tutor Nyangelizwe Ndamase
    • Married princess Tandiwe Zulu, Married Queen Gcinizizwe both had children

Sources for more information

Xhosa Culture

Wikipedia

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