Qadi clan forms part of the Zulu Kingdom. After King Shaka’s assassination they became the second on the list, so they migrated to S’bubulungu in the North of Durban, KwaZulu Natal.
Origins and Migration
UMzinyathi, is a place where this group of people occupied after fleeing from their original place. This clan was very talented and had technical perspective when it comes to planning for wars, that had caused a great link between them and King Shaka. Assassinators of King Shaka were living in fear of the Qadi clan after they killed him. They decided to attack the clan. AmaQadi decided to flee to S’bubulungu. They split but one group revived the Qadi clan. UMzinyathi is located in ward 3 near iNanda Mission.
Umzinyathi area is under traditional authority and most people practices old Zulu customs. It is religiously dominated by the Nazareth Baptist Church followers (Shembe) and the United Congregation Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) which is a missionary organization. Civil organisations are not active but there are structures which are present. Most people are less concerned about social issues. This area have historically mountains, rivers to valley’s up to huge dams and hot spot of culture.
Change of names
AmaQadi: Qadi clan
S’bubulungu: a place which is presently called Ballito
uMzinyathi: umuzi wezinyathi (House of the buffalos), there were many buffalos in the area.
By: Bongisipho Phewa