I am Ngubane Mandisa. I’m a third born at home and I’m 17 years old. The first born is Ndududuzo, the second born is S’thokozile, followed by Zinhle, Msizi and the last born is Lungelo. We all live at uMlazi in K section. The name of my mother is Nomfanelo who is going to turn 46 years on 28 August. My mother was born at Mzimkhulu when it was still under the Eastern Cape Province. They were growing crops in her family. My grandmother’s name is Gladys Mbongwa whom her hand in marriage was asked by Joseph Mzwakhe Mgilane who is my grandfather, they were blessed with three daughters Thandeka Gloria who’s the first born, Sivuyile the second born and Nomfanelo who’s the last born.
Gloria got married to Tumelo Msiya. They were blessed with three children named Philiswa, Mthokozisi and Mandy. Philiswa died after giving birth to her last born son was born in 2007 named Mabhutiza and the name of her first daughter was Mbali.
Mthokozisi got married to Nonjabulo Dlamini and have a son Njabulo. Mandy is still studying.
Sivuyile Mgilane got married to Vusumuzi Mjoli. They were blessed with six children Mduduzi who passed away, Nomonde who got married to Thamsanqa Khoza and they were blessed with a son named Thabiso, Monwabisi, S’bongiseni, Luyanda and Fezeka.
My mother, Nomfanelo got married to Bhekizenzo Ngubane. My father’s grandmother was Thembisile Khanyile, who lived at Inkandla was married to Mfanafuthi Ngubane and in those years they did farming for living and they had cattle, goats and other animals. My father’s grandmother was blessed with four children that includes three girls Nonkemba, Khiphekile and Pamu and one boy Khulumokwakhe.
Nonkemba’s first wife was Nomabhece Magubane and they were blessed with two girls Gondwe and Makhuhlu. Nonkemba’s second wife was Carol Luthuli, they gave birth to their one daughter Dumele.
Khulumokwakhe had three wives Nomabhinca Dludla, Alzina Mdlalose and Busisiwe Phakathi. Nomabhinca died. Busisiwe gave birth to Mtuseni, Mogoqo, Phuzubheke, Nkosingiphile, Qheleni and Thulani. Alzina gave birth to Sbongile, Zakhe, Bhekizenzo (my father) and Lindeni.