1 My mother’s side
2 My father’s Side
3 Clan Praises
4 IsiZulu Summary
5 Kubo ka Mama
6 Kubo ka Baba
My mother’s side
My great grandfather was Mhlanganyelwa Makhanya and my great grandmother was Bacijile Nxumalo. Bacijile’s parents were Allias and Gugulezintombi Nxumalo. My mother’s father is Mbhodlokazi Makhanya and her mother was Nokukhanya Majola. Nokukhanya’s children are Duduzile, Dadiza, Ntombenhle and Jabulani. My grandmother met with my grandfather when they were both working at Durban Port. They dated for two years and got married in the third year on the 22 of February 1964.
Their first born Ntombenhle got married at the age of 18 with Skhumbuzo Mdlaza. The others didn’t get married but they have children. Dadiza have three children, Ntombenhle have four and Jabulani didn’t have any and he died at a young age and Duduzile have one. My grandfather married his second wife Nokuphela Ngcongo but they did not have any children. Because of this Bacijile left her husband and her children behind and went back to her family in Clermont, KwaDabeka where she was born.
My father’s side
Gimba my grandfather’s parents were MaHlwatshwayo and Khethani Nkwanyana. My grandfather have two wives MaNtuli and MaKhumalo. The mother of my father is MaNtuli. My grandmother and her children Duduzile lived in Stanger for a long time and while she was there she met Robertson Shozi. They dated and have a daughter Thobeka. Thobeka had to look for employment and left home for Durban where she worked for a carpet company which she later moved with to Johannesburg. She met Aaron Nkosi and have a child Andile. My mother Thobeka broke up with Aaron and she met Maqhawe Nkwanyana who is my father. My parents got married in 1990. The Nkwanyana family was a rich family and my father’s father was a ward councillor.
Wen’ oth’ udlula bathi
Kuyabelethwa kanti kudliwa inyama,
Kubo ka Mama
Ukhokho wami uMhlanganyelwa Makhanya washada noBacijile Nxumalo. UBacijile wayezalwa uAllias benoGugulezintombi Nxumalo. Umkhulu wami uMbhodlokazi Makhanya eshade noNokukhanya Majola. Izingane zikaNokukhanya ngo Duduzile, Dadiza, Ntombenhle kanye noJabulani. Umkhulu nogogo bahlangana lapho ababesebenza khona bashada ngonyaka ka1964. UNtombenhle washada noS’khumbuzo Mdlaza. Umkhulu washada unkosikazi wesibili uNokuphela Ngcongo kodwa bangabathola abantwana. Lokhu kwenza ugogo ukaMajola washiya emzini waphindela kubo KwaDabeka, eClermont.
Kubo ka Baba
UGimba umkhulu wami wayezalwa nguMaHlatshwayo noKhethani Nkwanyana. Umkhulu wayenamakhosikazi amabili uMaNtuli noMaKhumalo. Ubaba uzalwa uMaNtuli. Babehlala endaweni yase Stanger. Ubaba wahlangana nomama eGoli bathola abantwana ababili. Kodwa umama unaye omunye amuthola ngaphambi kokuhlangana nobaba.