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JERE (Nguni Tribe)

 
TITLE: Inkosi yamakosi TRIBE: Nguni
STATE: Malawi DYNASTY: Jere or Qeko
   
PRESENT RULER: Inkosi yamakosi M'MBELWA V, Paramount Chief of the Jere Nguni tribe in Mzimba, Malawi since 16th February 2013.
born 16th April 1985.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Rulers were...
  • UNKNOWN [Hlatshwayo], married and had issue.
    • Inkosi yamakosi Zwangendaba (qv)
    • Regent Ntabeni, married and had issue.
      • Inkosi Mthambulika
      • Inkosi Mthambara
    • UNKNOWN, married and issue.
      • Nyamazana, she married Chief Mzilikazi kaMashobane of the Matabele (Northern Khumalo), and had issue. She died in the early 1900's.
  • Inkosi yamakosi ZWANGENDABA, Paramount Chief of the Jere 1815/1848, born about 1785, being driven from the eastern region of what is now South Africa, near modern Swaziland, by the Zulus during the Mfecane, he led his people, on a migration of more than 1000 miles lasting more than twenty years. Their journey took them through the areas now known as Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to the western part of Tanzania, where Zwangendaba founded the city of Maphupho. The Ngoni, once a small tribe, extended their dominion even further through present-day Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia when they fragmented into five separate groups following his death, married and had issue. He died 1848 in Mapupo, Tanganyika.
    • Inkosi yamakosi Mpezeni I 1848/1900, born about 1830/1832, Paramount Chief of the Jere-Nguni tribe of Chipata (Fort Jamieson) in Eastern Zambia, married and had issue. He died 1900.
      • Inkosi yamakosi Mpezeni II 1900/- , married and had issue.
        • Inkosi yamakosi Mpezeni III 
      • Inkosi  Nsingu Jere, he died 1898.
    • Inkosi yamakosi M'mbelwa I (qv)
    • Inkosi Mperembe [Mpelembe], he founded the Jere dynasty in Tanzania.
    Inkosi NTHABENI, Regent of the Jere 1848/- 
    Inkosi MGAYI, Regent of the Jere
    Inkosi GWAZA JERE, Regent of the Jere -/1857
  • Inkosi yamakosi M'MBELWA I, Paramount Chief of the Jere 1857/1891, born circa 1836, died 1891.
    Inkosi MWAMBA, Regent of the Jere 1891/1896
  • Inkosi yamakosi CIMTUNGA, Paramount Chief of the Jere 1896/1915

  • VACANT 1915/1928

  • Inkosi ya makosi
                    M'MBELWA II Inkosi yamakosi M'MBELWA II, Paramount Chief of the Jere 1928/1959
  • Inkosi yamakosi M'MBELWA III Maxon Makamaka Jere, Paramount Chief of the Jere 1959/1984, married and had issue.
    • Inkosi yamakosi M'mbelwa  IV Zongendawa Jere (qv)
  • Inkosi yamakosi M'MBELWA IV Zongendawa Jere, Paramount Chief of the Jere 1984/2013, born in December 1954, married and had issue. He died 12th February 2013.
  • Inkosi yamakosi M'MBELWA V, Paramount Chief of the Jere (see above)
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