|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The tribe was divided into Eastern and Western portions
following the death of Paramount Chief Faku. It was
incorporated into Cape Colony on 17th March 1894. Rulers
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Dayeni, Paramaount Chief of the amaPondo,
married and had issue.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Nyawuza a Thahli [Nyanza] (qv)
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Nyawuza a Thahli, Paramaount Chief of the
amaPondo, married and had issue.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Ngqungqushe a Nyawuza (qv)
- Inkosi Enkhulu Ngqungqushe a Nyawuza,
Paramaount Chief of the amaPondo, married (amongst
others), a daughter of Sinama, Chief of the Xesibe
tribe, and had issue. He died between 1815 and 1820.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Faku a Ngqungqushe (by
- Inkosi Phakani a Ngqungqushe
- Inkosi Mtengwane a Ngqungqushe (from the Right
- Inkosi Cingo a Ngqungqushe
- Inkosi Mgcwengi a Ngqungqushe
- Inkosi Enkhulu Faku
a Ngqungqushe, Paramount Chief of Pondoland
ca 1820/1844, King of Pondoland 1844/1867, born about
1780, after his death, the tribe split up into East
and West Pondoland, married (amongst others), Inkosazana
Manqayiya of the amaBovana, and had issue. He died
29th October 1867 near Palmerton, Pondoland.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Ndamase a Faku (by Manqayiya, Right
- Inkosi Sitata a Faku, married and had issue.
- Inkosi Mdlangaso a Sitata, born about 1845 at
Sihlonyaneni near Flagstaff, married 1868, Inkosazana
Victoria Sandile of the amaRharhabe
and had issue. He died 1918 at Sihlonyaneni near
Flagstaff, East Pondoland.
- Oscar Mdlangaso Sitata, died young in August
- Inkosi Mhalangas a Faku
- Inkosi Ziqelekazi a Faku
- Inkosi Bekameva a Faku
- Inkosi Bangazita a Faku
- Inkosi Dikiso a Faku
- Inkosi Mbangata a Faku
- Inkosi Bangani a Faku
- Inkosi Ndabankulu a Faku (by maManci, Great Hut),
married and had issue, nine sons who gave rise to
the Ndabankulu Princely Family who setled in
Sipaqeni in Flagstaff and are the local Chiefs
- Chief Langa Ndabankulu (eldest son), married and
- Chief Sigixane Ndabankulu, eldest son, married
and had issue.
- Chief George Sibhidla Ndabankulu, eldest
son, he was the former Minister of Local
Government in the former Transkei; married and
had issue, five children.
- Princess Nomonde Ndabankulu
- Chief Diliza Ndabankulu
- Prince Wonga Ndabankulu
- Princess Mandisa Ndabankulu
- Prince Zamekile Ndabankulu
- Inkosi Enkhulu Mqikela a Faku (by maManci, Great
Nonesi a Faku, born about 1815, married as his Great
Wife, Inkosi Enkhulu Ngubencuka of the abaThembu and had issue.
She died 1880 in Palmerton.
a Faku, married 1835, Chief Ncaphayi of the Bhaca.
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Mqikela a Faku, 1st Paramount Chief of
Eastern Pondoland [28.10.1867] - [28.10.1887], born
September 1831 in Old Bunting, married and had issue.
He died 28th October 1887 in Qaukeni near Lukikisiki.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Sigcau a Mqikela (from the Great
- Inkosi Mhlanga a Mqikela (from the Right Hand Hut)
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Sigcau a Mqikela, 2nd Paramount Chief of
Eastern Pondoland 1887/1905, born 1858/1860, married
and had issue. He died 7th August 1905.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Marhelane Sigcau (from the Great
- Inkosi Mswakeli Sigcau (from the Right Hand Hut)
- Inkosi Mhlanga a
Mqikela, Regent of Eastern Pondoland
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Marhelane Sigcau, Paramount Chief of Eastern
Pondoland 1909/1921, installed in February 1910,
married and had issue. He died 1921.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Mandlonke Sigcau (qv)
- HM King Botha Manzolwandle Jongilizwe Sigcau (qv)
- Chief Nelson Sigcau, he is said to have lost the
title under the Black Administration Act; married
1stly, Magingqi Sigcawu, his eldest brother's widow,
married 2ndly, Princess Nompucuko Sigcawu, daughter
of Paramount Chief Kaizer Matanzima of Western
Thembuland, and had issue.
- Chief Zwelidumile Sigcawu (by Magingqi Sigcawu),
married Victoria, and had issue.
- Chief Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau, by the Nhlapo
Commission, he was considered to have a valid
claim to the kingship, and in January 2010, the
Commission recommended that the claim should be
confirmed, accordingly, President Zuma,
confirmed the claim in two notices published in
November 2010, and he was inaugurated in April
2011 at the Nzindlovu Great Place, the incumbent
King challenged the finding, and a (posthumous)
constitutional court ruling on 13th June 2013,
overturned the decision by the President,
- Prince Dumezweni Sivento Sigcawu, born in
- Chief Tabakile Sigcau
- Chief Vukaybambe Sigcau, married and had issue. He
- Chief Gwebizilwane Sigcau, married and had
- Prince Njingalwazi Sigcau
- Inkosi Mswakeli
Sigcau, Paramount Chief of Eastern Pondoland
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Mandlonke Sigcau, Paramount Chief of Eastern
Pondoland 1935/1937, married Magingqi Sigcawu. He died
spm in 1937.
- HM King (Kumkani) Botha
Manzolwandle Jongilizwe Sigcau, Paramount
Chief of Eastern Pondoland 1939/1978, born 1913, First
State President of Transkei 1976/1978, married and had
issue. He died 1st December 1978 in Umtata, Transkei.
- HM King Mpondombini Thandizulu Sigcau (qv)
- Nkosi Ntsikayezwe Ndlelazimhlophe
Sigcau, born 1947, ANC Member of Parliament in the
Eastern Cape Legislature, Traditional leader in
Lwandlolubomvu traditional council in Ntabankulu,
married 1972, HRH Princess Ndlunkulu Lungakazi
Sigcau (née Madikizela) of the amaLunga, daughter of
Chief R.S. Madikizela (former Minister of Commerce,
Justice in the former Transkei Homeland, Business
Administration Graduate), born 14th May 1951, and
had issue. He died 26th June 1996.
- HRH Princess Stella Sigcau II, born 13th June
1974, Miss Kwazulu-Natal 1994 and Miss South
Africa Finalist 1994, B.Proc. graduand from Natal
University and former Masters in International
Relations student from Stellenbosch University,
where she served as student activist through SASCO
and ANC youth league; worked in the Department of
Foreign Affairs as an Assistant Director,
currently is Managing Director and Founder of the
Lwandlolubomvu Rural Development Project, Founder
and Festival Director of the Ntsikayezwe
LamaMpondo Cultural and Heritage Festival held
annually in Ntabankulu first weekend of September,
Founder of the Ntsikayezwe Soccer Tournament and
is also serving as a diplomat in South African
Embassy in Thailand, as well as Congo Brazzaville
and Botswana; she obtained in 2005, a Diploma in
Diplomacy from the Foreign Service Institute,
Pretoria and in 2006, a Business Management
Diploma from Varsity College, Pretoria.
- Nkosi Nzululwazi Jongilanga
Sigcau, born 30th July 1975, Inkosi eNkulu
(Senior Traditional Leader), he is currently
Chairman of Lwandlolubomvu Rural Development
Project and Inkosi Enkhulu of the Lwandlolubomvu
Traditional Council, member of the Qaukeni
Regional Council, Founder and Chairman of the
Ntsikayezwe LamaMpondo Cultural and Heritage
Festival, Founder and Chairman of the Ntsikayezwe
Soccer Tournament; married (a), married (b),
Princess Mamela Mancotywa of AmaQhinebe, and has
issue, three children.
- Prince LithaleNkosi Sigcau (by 1st marriage)
- Princess Stella Sigcau III (by Princess
- Princess ZamaFaku Sigcau II (by Princess
- HRH Princess Zamafaku Sigcau I, born 4th July
1980, studied Public Relations and Media Studies
and obtained her Diploma at Varsity College in
Cape Town 2000/2003, a former Marketing student
(Varsity College) in 2003, employed with the
National Ports Authority, Port of Cape Town,
Corporate Affairs Department 2003/2005, currently
working (2005) for TOTAL Commercial Services in
Princess Stella Margaret Nomzano Sigcau, born 14th
January 1937 at Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape,
educated at Lovedale Institute (Teachers Diploma,
1954), and University of Fort Hare (BA degree,
1959), worked as a teacher at a number of schools in
Natal 1960/1968, entered politics during the 1968
elections in Transkei, winning Lusikisiki seat. Has
held the portfolios of Public Works and Education,
Interior (which included Trade and Tourism) and
Posts and Telecommunications prior to the granting
of independence to Transkei, Transkei’s Minister of
Interior Affairs (retaining responsibility for Posts
and Telecommunications) with Transkeian
independence, Minister of Posts and
Telecommunications of Transkei 1981, Leader of the
Transkei National Independence Party 1987, third
Prime Minister of the Transkei in 1987, Minister of
Public Enterprises in the South African Government
1994/1999, Minister of Public Works in the South
African Government 17th June 1999 to 7th May 2006,
Executive member of the Congress of Traditional
Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa), also served as
head of its Projects Division, Member of the ANC
Women’s League (ANCWL), Natal Executive Council
Chairperson of the ANCWL, Transkei; she married 1962
Ronald Shabalala and had issue. She died 7th May
2006 at St Augustine hospital, Durban and was buried
at Kwa-Nandi, Qaukeni Farm, Lusikisiki, in the
Eastern Cape on 16th May 2006.
- Nombulelo Tshabalala
- Lesley Tshabalala
- Sibusiso Tshabalala (+).
- HM King (Kumkani)
Mpondombini Thandizulu Sigcau,
Paramount Chief of Eastern Pondoland [1.12.1978] -
[25.3.2013], born in or about 1941, he succeeded his
father as Paramount Chief in December 1978, but this
was challenged by a relative who was found to be the
valid ruler by the Nhlapo Commission, and installed as
King on 2011, an appeal against this decision was
successful and he was confirmed posthumously as King
of the AmaMpondo AseQaukeni by a constitutional court
ruling on 13th June 2013, and it was expected to
settle the question of kingship which has dogged the
AmaMpondo AseQaukeni nation since 1937; married HM
Queen Lombekiso Dlamini, daughter of HRH Prince
Makhungu Dlamini, son of HM King Sobhuza II of Swaziland, and had issue,
two daughters. He died spm on 25th March 2013.
- HRH Princess Wezizwe Sigcau, born 1977 in
Vincennes, Indiana, educated in the U.S.A. (2004),
Member of the Eastern Cape Provincial House of
Traditional Leaders, Chieftainess of the Qaukeni
Traditional Authority, married HRH Prince Misuzulu
Sinqobile Hlomesakhe Zulu, and has issue.
- HRH Prince Jubezizweni Zwelibanzi
Sigcau-Zulu, born on 28th October 2001 in Duval
County, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.
- HRH Princess Bekiwe Sigcau, born 1979 in
Washington DC, educated in the U.S.A. (2004).
- HM Queen Lombekiso Dlamini, Regent of of Eastern
Pondoland since 14th April 2013
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Ndamase a Faku, 1st Paramount Chief of
Western Pondoland 1867/1876, born 1805, married
(amongst others), Makhawuta of the Mpondomise, and had
issue. He died 29th August 1876.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Nqwiliso a Ndamase (from the Great
- Inkosi Nyangiwe a Ndamase (from the Right Hand
- Inkosi Enkhulu Nqwiliso a Ndamase,
2nd Paramount Chief of Western Pondoland [22.8.1876] -
[7.11.1899], born about 1835, married and had issue.
He died 7th November 1899.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Bokleni [Henry Bokleni
Ndamase][Dalindyebo] (from the Great Hut) (qv)
- Inkosi Enkhulu Mangeni Ndamase (from the Right
- Unkosi uMbalekwa, married and had issue.
- Chief Dlukulwana Joseph Ndamase, born in 1902,
Chief of Zinkumbini Administrative Area, Libode,
appointed by Chief Victor Poto in 1950, married
and had issue. He died 1969.
- Chief Cingakufani Ndamase, married and had
- Chief Bhunga Livingstone Ndamase
"Zonkintlanga", born 8th August 1943, he
worked for the Department of Commerce in the
former Transkei government as a private
secretary to the Minister of Commerce &
Finance, Chief R.S. Madikizela, and later
became a director in the department of
Finance, when he took early retirement from
government, he was appointed a Chief of
Zinkumbini Administrative Area in 2005;
married and had issue. He died 17th April 2008
at his home eTembeni homestead, Zinkumbini,
Libode and was buried 2nd May 2008 at
Zinkumbini Administrative area, Libode.
- Princess Bulelwa Ndamase "Zanothando"
B.A., LL.B., LL.M., born 1971, she is a
practising attorney and Founder of Ndamase
Incorporated in Durban, educated at the
University of Cape Town (B.A.), at the
University of Natal (LL.B.) and at
Georgetown University, Washington DC
(LL.M.), she currently sits on various
public Sector boards as a non Executive
Independent Director; married to Paul Paledi
of the Bakgatla tribe in Botswana.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Henry Bokleni Ndamase,
3rd Paramount Chief of Western Pondoland [7.11.1899] -
[21.2.1917], married and had issue. He died 21st
February 1917 (drowned in the English Channel when the
ship he was on, sank).
- Inkosi Enkhulu Victor Poto Ndamase (qv)
- Nkosikazi Gcinizizwe Ndamase (great
granddaughter of Inkosi Enkhulu Henry Bokleni).
- Inkosi Mangangelizwe
Ndamase, Regent of Western Pondoland
- Inkosi Mangeni Ndamase,
Regent of Western Pondoland 1912/1918
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Victor Poto Ndamase,
4th Paramount Chief of Western Pondoland 1918/1974,
born 1898, married and had issue. He died 1974.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Tutor Nyangelizwe Vulindlela
- Nolusapho Phumla Ndamase, born 1935, married
Justice Thandata Jongilizwe Mabdandla of the
amaBhele in Alice. She died 11th April 2001 in
Alice, buried 28th April 2001 at Thyume Great Place,
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Tutor Nyangelizwe Vulindlela Ndamase, 5th
Paramount Chief of Western Pondoland 1974/1997, born
11th January 1921, Chief 1947/1997, President of
Transkei 1986/-, married 1stly, 1943, HRH Jessie
Tandiwe Zulu, daughter of HM King Solomon of kwaZulu,
she died 1971, married 2ndly, 1975, Queen Gcinizizwe
[née Ndileka Bikitsha], and had issue. He died 21st
February 1997 at Umtata General Hospital and was
buried on 16th March 1997 in Western Pondoland.
- Chief Makaziwe Ndamase (by Queen Tandiwe), married
1stly, married 2ndly, Queen Mother Bhongolethu
Dlamini, daughter of HRH Prince Makhungu Dlamini of
Swaziland, and had issue. He died 1988.
- Chief Mthawelanga Ndamase (by 1st wife)
- HM King Ndamase Ndamase (by 2nd wife) (qv)
- Princess Feziwe Ndamase [Queen Nondwe of the
AmaXhosa] (by Queen Tandiwe), married King Xolilizwe
Mzikayise Sigcawu of the AmaGcaleka
branch of AmaXhosa, and has issue.
- Chief Phondolwendlovu Zanembeko Ndamase (by Queen
Tandiwe), born 14th May 1951, educated at Fort Hare
University (B.Juris and LL.B.), Former law lecturer
at the University of Fort Hare, Senior lecturer in
the Department of Mercantile Law at Unitra, admitted
as an advocate of the High Court in Transkei,
Transkei Minister of Justice 1987/1994, married
Linda Madikizela, daughter of Chief R.S. Madikizela
(former Minister of Commerce, Justice in the former
Transkei Homeland, Business Administration
Graduate), died 2002, and had issue. He died 5th
August 2001 near Umtata, buried 12th August 2001 at
Buntingville near Ngqeleni.
- HRH Princess Nombongo Ndamase, educated at
Victoria Girls’ High School in Grahamstown,
matriculating in 1994, attained a Financial
Information Systems Diploma at Technikon Natal.
Currently working for Discovery Health in Sandton
- HRH Prince Mlimandlela Mandlezulu Ndamase, born
17th July 1983, educated at St. Stithians College,
Johannesburg (Matriculation) and at the University
of Pretoria (Bachelor's Degree in International
Relations). Chairperson of the Contralesa National
Youth Task Team. Head of the Ngqubusini Tribal
Authority; Manager at Outsurance and Executive
Chairman of Ntsikayezwe Holdings which has
investments viz-a-viz interests in a variety of
sectors within South Africa, currently (2007) the
Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Youth Commission.
- Prince Zwelicacile Ndamase (by Queen Gcinizizwe)
- Princess Caciswa Ndamase (by Queen Gcinizizwe)
- Princess Boniswa Hombisa Ndamase (by Queen
Gcinizizwe), educated at Umtata High School
(matriculated 2002), and attained an Architectural
Technologist Diploma from the Durban University of
Technology; currently (2011) working for Gorton
Consulting in Midrand (Johannesburg).
- Princess Dr. Kanyiswa Lizeka Ndamase (by Queen
Gcinizizwe), currently practising as a medical
Doctor in Bloemfontein.
- HH Queen-Regent
Bhongolethu, Regent of Western Pondoland
- HM King Ndamase
Ndamase, 6th Paramount Chief of Western
Pondoland 2008/- , born 1983, educated at Kearsney
College; educated at Varsity College, Durban (B.Comm.
Management); succeeded on 8th February 2008 and
installed as King on 12th April 2008.
- Chief Jongusapho Bokleni fl.2000, Chief of the
Pondos at Ngqeleni.
- Chief Njongimfazwe Ndamase fl.1999
- Inkosi Douglas D. Ndamase fl.1951
- Sonwabile Ndamase, born 1960 in Mdantsane.
- Chief Mathobela Ndamase, married and has issue.
- Noyeza Ndamase
- Vumicawe Ndamase
- Vuyani Ndamase
- Vuyisile Ndamase
- Bathande Ndamase
- Thamsanqa Ndamase
- Sabatha Ndamase
married a daughter of the Ganyile family from Bizana
in South Africa, and had issue.
- Edwin Siyeza Mdlangaso, born 1913, a teacher, he
married Bridget Nombuyiselo Mdingi, born 1916, died
1996, and had issue, one son and four daughters. He
- Claribel Nonkululeko Mdlangaso, born 1939, she
married Godlwana, and had issue. She died 1994.
- Fezekile Peacemeker Godlwana, born
1967, died 2007.
- Yolisa Felicia Godlwana, born 1971,
mother of a son.
- Lonwabo Lungile Godlwana B.Sc., M.Sc.,
born 1979, eduacted at Cape Town, University
(B.Sc., Physiotherapy) and at the University
of the Witwatersrand (M.Sc., Physiotherapy),
Lecturer and Co-ordinator, Third Year and
Postgraduate Orthjo Course, University of the
Witwatersrand; married 27th March 2010,
Akona Andiswa Stofile.
- Clement Mafuna Mdlangaso, born 1940, married and
had issue. He died 2009.
- Siniko Gift Mdlangaso, born 1970, has issue,
- Siphokazi Mdlangaso (f)
- Zanoxolo Mdlangaso (m)
- Sibabalwe Mdlangaso (m)
- Augustus Sandisa Mdlangaso, born 1972, married
and has issue, two children.
- Lisa Mdlangaso (f)
- Nkcubeko Mdlangaso (m)
- Boniswa E. Mdlangaso, married Njiyela, and has
issue, two sons.
- Nomfundo Iris Euphimia Mdlangaso, born 1951,
married Twabu, and had issue. She died 2000.
- Cristobel Thembisa Mdlangaso, born 1957, married
Baqwa, and has issue.
- Fuzeka Baqwa, born in 1976.
- Ndileka Baqwa, born in 1980.
- Likhanyile Baqwa, born in 1981.
- Sinazo Baqwa, born in 1984, died 2003.
- Pheliwe Baqwa.
- David Mdlangaso, married twice and had issue, by
the first wife.
- Noncedakalo Mdlangaso (f)
- Vuyani Mdlangaso (m)
- Zongile Mdlangaso (m)
- Nomabali Mdlangaso (f)
- Nkosi Bhongo Ndamase
- Prince Mandlenkosi Sigcau
- Nkosi Gobizilwane Sigcau
- Princess Tantaswa Ndamase, married Prince
Gwebindlala of AmaBomvana
- Chief Tyelentaba Ndamase, married Zoleka Ndamase,
and has issue.
- Prince Zukisani Ndamase, married to Noluvuyo
- Princess Ntombi Ndamase
- Prince Sipelele Ndamase
- Inkosi Maphiko Walter Ndamase, married and had
- Inkosi Zweledinda Ndamase