|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The earliest known ancestor was Mbulali, whose grandson,
Thembu, led his people from the present kwaZulu-Natal area
to Dedesi in the present day Eastern cape. Eight
generations later, Nxeko, who can be considered the first
Thembu King, led his people from Dedesi to the Msana river
(where he lies buried), a tributary of the Mbashe River in
Mthatha district. His two sons fought over the succession,
and Hlanga (or Mahlangu) from the Great Hut was defeated
by his brother Dlomo, from the Right Hand Hut. Dlomo was
the father of Hala, and ancestor of all later Kings.
Incorporated into Cape Colony in 1875. Rulers were...
- Inkosi Enkhulu Hala,
Paramount Chief of the abaThembu, married and had
issue. He lived in the middle of the 17th century.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Madiba kaHala (qv)
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Madiba a Hala, Paramount Chief of the
abaThembu, married and had issue. He died before 1700.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Thato a Madiba (qv)
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Thatho a Madiba, Paramount Chief of the
abaThembu, married and had issue.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Zondwa a Thatho (qv)
- Inkosi Dlawu a Thatho
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Zondwa a Thatho, Paramount Chief of the
abaThembu -/1756, married and had issue. He died about
- Inkosi Enkhulu Ndaba a Zondwa (qv)
- Inkosi Ntlazi a Zondwa
- Inkosi Xuluma a Zondwa
- Inkosi Bawana a Zondwa
- Inkosi Bhejula a Zondwa
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Ndaba a Zondwa, Paramount Chief of the
abaThembu 1756/1800, married and had issue. He died
- Inkosi Enkhulu Ngubencuka a Ndaba [Vusani] (qv)
- Inkosi Fadana a Ndaba (qv)
- Inkosi Jumba a Ndaba
- Inkosi Nkosiyane a Ndaba
- Inkosi Mni a Ndaba
- Inkosi Mphasa a Ndaba
- Inkosi Nene a Ndaba
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Ndaba, Paramount Chief of the abaThembu
1800/1830, born about 1790 in Thembuland, married
(amongst others) as his Great Wife, Inkosazana Nonesi
a Faku, born about 1815, died 1880 in Palmerton, twice
Regent of the abaThembu, daughter of King Faku of the
Pondo, and had issue. He died
10th August 1830 near Clarkeburg in Thembuland (#1).
- Inkosi Mqanqeni a Ngubencuka (by 2nd wife),
married and had issue.
- Inkosi Mbamdonduna, married and had issue.
- Inkosi Palele, married and had issue.
- Inkosi Nqabisile, married and had issue.
- Inkosi Dalisiszwe, married and had issue.
- Inkosi Ganyaza, married and had issue.
- Inkosi Siganeko, married and had issue.
- Inkosi Mququ, married and had issue.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Mthikrakra a Ngubencuka (by 3rd
wife), eldest son of the Right Hand House (qv)
- Inkosi Joyi a Ngubencuka (by 4th wife)(qv)
- Inkosi Simakade a Ngubencuka, eldest son of the
Left Hand Hut, married and had issue.
- Inkosi Ncamana a Simakade
- Inkosi Ngonyama a Ngubencuka
- Inkosi Mgudlwa a Ngubencuka
- Inkosi Viva a Ngubencuka
- Inkosi Gungubele a Ngubencuka
- Inkosi Qhwesha a Ngubencuka
- Inkosi Mandela a Ngubencuka (by 4th wife=?from
Left Hand Hut), Chief of Mvezo, married and had
- Chief Henry Gadla Mphakanyiswa Mandela, Chief of
Mvezo, married four times including (a) Nonqaphi
Fanny Nosekeni, daughter of Nkedama of the Mpemvu
Xhosa clan, died September 1968, married 4thly,
Nodayimani and had issue, four sons and nine
daughters. He died 1930.
Rohlihlahla Mandela, born 18th July 1918 at
Mvezo on the Mbashe River, educated at
Clarkebury, then Healdtown in 1937, then Fort
Hare till 1939, circumcised in 1934 receiving
the name Dalibhunga, "Maker of Parliament",
completed his BA degree at the end of 1942 and
graduated at Fort Hare in 1943, enrolled for a
law degree at the University of the
Witwatersrand, and in 1952 he opened his own law
office in partnership with Oliver Tambo,
President of South Africa 1994/1999, married
1stly, 1944 (div. 1957), Evelyn Ntoko Mase, born
1922, died 30th April 2004, married 2ndly, 14th
June 1958 (div. 1992), Winifred Nomzano Zanyiwe
Madikizela, born 26th September 1934 at Bizana,
married 3rdly, 18th July 1998, Graça Simbine
(widow of Samora Machel of Mozambique), born
1945, President of the Foundation for Community
Development in Mozambique and, since 1999, the
fifth Chancellor of the University of Cape Town
in South Africa, served as the Minister of
Education for the Government of Mozambique
1983/1989; and had issue. He died 5th December
2013 at Houghton Estate, South Africa
- Thembekile Madiba Mandela, born 1945, had
issue. He died in July 1969.
- Ndileka Mandela
- Nandi Mandela
- Makaziwe Mandela, died 1948 aged 9 months.
- Makgatho Lewanika Mandela, born 26th June
1950, married 1stly (div.) Ann Moseshla,
married 2ndly, Zondi, born 1957, died 13th
July 2003 at Soweto, and had issue. He died
6th January 2005 in Johannesburg.
- Mandla Mandela [Zwelivelile] (by Ann
Moseshla), born 1974 in Orlando East,
Soweto; Chief of the Mvezo Traditional
Council 2007/-; educated at Rhodes
University (B.A. Politics, 2007); as Chief
he is involved in tribal ceremonies,
settling disputes among tribe members, and
representing the tribe on political issues;
married Thando Mabunu.
- Ndaba Mandela (by Zondi), born 1983.
- Mbuso Mandela (by Zondi), born 1991.
- Andile Mandela (by Zondi), born 1993.
- Dr. Pumla Makaziwe Mandela, born 1954,
educated at the University of Fort Hare, South
Africa and at the University of Massachusetts,
U.S.A (Ph.D. Anthropology 1993); presently
heads the Industrial Development Group
(I.D.G.); married and has issue.
- Dumani, born 24th November 1976.
- Zenani Mndela, born 5th February 1959,
married 1973, HRH Prince Thumbumuzi Dlamini of
- Zindziswa Mandela, born 1960, married 1stly,
Johannes Seakamela, married 2ndly, and has
- Zaleka Seakamela, born 1980.
- Zondwa Seakamela
- Gadaffi Hlongwane, born 1985.
- Mabel Notancu Ntimakhwe
- Constance Mbekeni Mandela
- Daligqili Mandela, died 1930's
- Mhlalwa Mandela
- Baliwe Mandela
- Makhutswana Mandela
- Nomabandla Mandela
- Leabie Philiso Mandela, born 1930, died 3rd
Nohuthe a Ngubencuka, married Inkosi Enkhulu Sarili
a Hintsa, Paramount Chief of the amaGcaleka, and had
issue. She died before 1857.
- Inkosi Fadana a Ndaba, Regent of the
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Mthikrakra a Ngubencuka, Paramount Chief of
the abaThembu 1840/1849, born 1819 in Transkei,
married (amongst others) Notasi, daughter of Inkosi
Enkhulu Myeki of the amaMpondomise, and had issue. He
died 1849 in Quluqa, Engcobo District (#2).
- Inkosi Enkhulu Ngangelizwe [Qeya] a Mthikrakra (by
- Inkosi Matanzima [Raxoti] a Mthikrakra (from Right
Hand House), married and had issue, the Paramount
Chiefs of the abaThembu baseRhoda (see below).
- Inkosi Mfanta a Mthikrakra (?by Notasi), married
and had issue.
- Chief Nzimankulu (Sibango) a Mfanta Mtirara,
married Noheshele, and had issue.
- Chief Mabandla (Ndlalankulu) Mtirara (by
Noheshele), married Notiliti of the Qhinebes,
and had issue.
- Chief Manzezulu
Mtirara, born 1925, Chief in the Lady Frere
District 1967/2002; Member of the Congress of
Traditional Leaders of South Africa
(Contralesa); married 1stly, Chieftainess
Noqhubile of the Cube tribe, the Great Wife,
born 1928, (Dudumashe), married 2ndly,
Chieftainess Noluntu of the Right Hand House,
and had issue, four sons and five daughters.
He died January 2002 in Queenstown and was
buried 9th February 2002 in Gqebenya
Administration Area near Lady Frere.
- Chief Khandilizwe (Zilingwenya) Mtirara
(by Chieftainess Noqhubile), born 1955,
Chief in the Lady Frere District in
succession to his father 2002/2009, married
Lizeka Majokweni (Nosapho) of the Amatolo
tribe kuTsolo, and had issue, three
children. He died 2009.
- Princess Nolitha Mtirara, born 1986.
- Prince Nkosiphendule (Ngubesizwe)
Mtirara, born 1989, Chief in the Lady
Frere District in succession to his father
- Prince Thembu Mtirara, born 1994.
- Princess Lindiswa Mtirara (by Chieftainess
Noqhubile), born 1958, Mafungwashe, she has
issue, two children.
- (Roro) Bongeka Mtirara, born
- (Pop) Vuyisa Mtirara, born 1985.
- Chief Mninawa (Jongixhanti) Mtirara (by
Chieftainess Noqhubile), born 1960, married
and has issue.
- Prince Zanakhanyo Mtirara (Duna /
Ramsta), born 1987.
- Prince Bagcine Mtirara, born 1989.
- Princess Cebisa Mtirara (by Chieftainess
Noqhubile), born 1963, she has issue, two
- (Nodudlu) Vuyiseka Mtirara, born
- (Ndoda) Simamkeke Mtirara, born
- Chief Sandi (Bhovulengwe) Mtirara (by
Chieftainess Noqhubile), born 1966.
- Princess (Nanana) Nandipha Mtirara (by
Chieftainess Noqhubile), born 1969, Ntondo
of the Great house after Chief Bhovulengwe,
she has issue.
- (Lloyd) Lonwabo Mtirara, born
- Chief Bongisizwe (Vulisango) Mtirara (by
Chieftainess Noluntu), born 1974.
- Princess Khanyisa Mtirara (by Chieftainess
- Princess Neliswa Mtirara (by Chieftainess
- Inkosi Sigunagathi/Siqungathi a Mthikrakra
- Inkosi Mbambonduna a Mthikrakra
- Inkosi Joyi a
Ngubencuka, Regent of the abaThembu 1849/1863,
married and had issue.
Gobinamba Joyi, married and had issue.
Mghubhuli Gobinamba Joyi, married and had issue
Marelane Bangilizwe Joyi, married and had
Joyi, Traditional Chief of Baziya.
Zwelidumile Mvuzo Joyi
Zwelibhangile Joyi, married Inkosazana
Nokessi, and had issue.
Kulile Anderson Dalagubhe Joyi
Mbeki Marhelane Bangilizwe Joyi
- Inkosi Enkhulu Ngangelizwe a Mthikrakra,
Paramount Chief of the abaThembu 1863/1884, born 1840,
married (amongst others) (a), Inkosazana Novili
Nomkafulo a Sarili, daughter of Inkhosi Enkhulu Sarili
a Hintsa, Paramount Chief of the amaGcaleka, married
(b), Inkosazana Nosepisi a Cawo, and had issue. He
died 31st December 1884 in Thembuland (#3).
- Inkosi Enkhulu Dalindyebo Alava a Ngangelizwe (by
- Inkosi Silimela a Ngangelizwe (qv)
- Princess Nammawe a Ngangelizwe (by Novili)
- Princess Soka a Ngangelizwe (by Novili)
- Inkosi Landile a Ngangelizwe (by Novili)
- Inkosi Mrazuli a Ngangelizwe (by Novili)
- Inkosi Twatikhulu a Ngangelizwe (by Nosepisi)
- Inkosi Ndumiso a Ngangelizwe
- Inkosi Mpondlombini a Ngangelizwe
- Princess (name
unknown), married an Mpondomise Prince.
- Inkosi Enkhulu
Dalindyebo a Ngangelizwe, Paramount Chief of the
abaThembu [31.12.1884] - [27.4.1920], born 1865,
educated at St. John's School from 1879; Installed as
Paramount Chief in 1885; in 1904, he visited England and attended the
coronation of King Edward VII; he was a very prominent member of the
General Council; married (amongst
others)(a), Inkosazana Nohajisi [Mandiza a Makhaula],
daughter of Inkosi Enkhulu Makhaula a Ncaphayi of the
amaBhaca, and had issue. He died 22nd April 1920 in
Matyengqina, Umtata (#3a).
- Inkosi Enkhulu Jongelizwe Sampu (qv)
- Inkosi David Jongintaba Dalindyebo (qv)
- Inkosi Meligqili Dalindyebo
- Inkosi Mpondombini Dalindyebo
- Inkosi Melithafa Dalindyebo
- Inkosi Enkhulu Dabulamanzi Dalindyebo (qv)
- Princess Norrie Dalindyebo, married Inkosi Nelton
Mabandla, Chief of the amaBhele. She died in the
- Inkosi Silimela a Ngangelizwe,
Regent of the abaThembu [1.10.1920] - [1.10.1924]
- Inkosi Enkhulu Jongelizwe
Sampu Dalindyebo, Paramount Chief of the
abaThembu [1.10.1924] - [6.7.1928], born 1902, educated at Clarkebury School and at
Lovedale College; married (amongst others) Inkosazana
Novothi, and had issue. He died 6th July 1928 of
- Inkosi Enkhulu Sabata Dalindyebo (by Novothi)(qv)
- Inkosi Nxeko Dalindyebo
- Inkosi Albert Bambilanga Mtirara (qv)
- Princess Nompuchko Dalindyebo
- Inkosi Jongintaba David
Dalindyebo, Regent of the
abaThembu [7.7.1928] - [19.8.1942], married
Inkosazana NoEngland, died after 1960, and had
issue. He died 19th August 1942.
- Inkosi Justice Mambilang
Mtirara, born 1914 (#4), married Inkosazana Nozolile (Mtirara), and had issue.
- Lulama Mtirara
- Zonwabele Mtirara
- Nokhwezi Mtirara
- Mlungiseleli Mtirara
- Lindelwa Mtirara
- Nomnqophiso Mtirara.
- Princess Nomafu Mtirara
- Inkosi Dabulamanzi Dalindyebo, Regent of
the abaThembu [xx.xx.1942] - [30.6.1954]
- Inkosi Enkhulu Sabata Jonguhlanga
Dalindyebo, Paramount Chief of the abaThembu
[30.6. 1954] -  (deposed), born 25th November
1928, educated in a school in Qhumanco and later
transferred to Clarkebury, then transferred to
Lovedale late in 1945, and after only six months moved
on to Healdtown, his stay at Healdtown was curtailed
by his expulsion "for having cut telephone wires and
leading a strike", he underwent initiation in 1948, at
which time he was given the name Jonguhlanga, "Watch
the Country", installed as Paramount Chief of the
Thembu on 30 June 1954, married (amongst others) Inkosazana
NoMoscow and had issue. He died 1986 in Lusaka,
Zambia, initially buried there but was re-buried 1989
at Bumbane Great Place in South Africa.
- Inkosi Enkhulu Buyelekhaya Zwelinbanzi Dalindyebo
- Inkosi Jongisizwe Dalindyebo (qv)
- Princess Ndileka Dalindyebo, married ir or about
1986 (traditional) and 29th October 1999 in Bumbane
(civil) Prince Melika Dlamini of the Swazi Royal
- Inkosi Albert Bambilanga Mtirara Dalindyebo,
Regent of the abaThembu 1980/1987, married (amongst
others), a daughter of Chief Mditshwa of the
amaMpondomise, and had issue. He died 1987
- Inkosi Zondwa Mtirara (qv)
Ndaba Zwelodumo Mtirara (by daughter of Chief
Mditshwa), born 30th September 1958, M.P.L., local
traditional leader; married Inkosazana Nondwe
Mtirara, born on 4th February 1962, and had issue.
He died on 12th March 2004.
- Prince Lithalobom
Zanothando Mtirara, educated at the Cape
Peninsula University of Technology where he
studied Town and Regional Planning; currently
(2015) working as a Land and Housing manager in
Mbhashe Local Municipality, he is also a
business man who owns the 'Something Fishy'
franchise in East London; married to Dr. T.
Fayindlala, and has issue, one son.
- Prince Qhamani Lilitha
- Princess Nompumelelo
Mtirara, born 6th April 1986.
- Princess Siphila
Mtirara, born 1st November 1988, died 16th
August 2014, and buried 30th August 2014 in
- Princess Ntandekazi
Mtirara, born 13th December 1992.
- Princess Zizipho
Mtirara, born 1st April 1998.
- Mvikeli Mtirara (by
- Sabatini Ngxekana (by
- Inkosi Ntande Mtirara,
third son, Chief of Matyenegqina, married and had
- Prince Yanga Mtirara
- Prince Xola Mtirara
- Princes Sandisiwe Noyo
- Prince Gift Mtirara
- Prince Nkhulu Mtirara
- Prince Yem Yem Mtirara
- Inkosi Zondwa Mtirara, Regent of the
abaThembu [xx.6.1987] - [xx.5.1989], born 25th March
former Transkei Defence Force Army General, married
and has issue, four sons and one daughter. He died
in July 2005
- Inkosi Mfundo Bovulengwa
Mtirara, born 25th March 1973, Acting Deputy
Paramount Chief 2000/-, Chief of the Matye'ngqina
Traditional Authority Area, married (civil) 6th
December 2002 in St John's Anglican Cathedral in
Umtata and (traditional) 7th December at the
Thembu Great Place near Qunu, Princess Nandi Zulu,
eldest daughter of King Goodwill Zwelethini, and
his wife, HM Queen Buthle of kwaZulu.
- Princess Bathembukazi
- Inkosi Enkhulu Buyelekhaya Zwelinbanzi
Dalindyebo, Paramount Chief of the abaThembu
2006/-, born 1964, married (div.), Queen Noluntu,
Regent of the abaThembu bakaDalindyebo.
- Queen Noluntu,
Regent of the abaThembu 2000/2002, she was Regent
for her husband while he was away studying.
- Inkosi Jonginyaniso
Mtirara, Regent of the abaThembu 2002/2003
- Inkosi Jongisizwe
Dalindyebo, Regent of the abaThembu
WESTERN THEMBULAND: abaThembu
The abaThembu bemfuduko (Emigrant Thembuland also called
Western Thembuland) split from abaThembu in 1865, it
was recognized by colonial authorities on 7th March 1870,
it was raised to a Paramount Chiefdom on 1st April 1966
with the designation of abaThembu baseRhoda.
- Inkosi Matanzima a
Mthikrakra, 1st Chief of Western Thembuland
1865/-, married and had issue, the Paramount Chiefs of
the abaThembu baseRhoda (Western Thembuland).
- Inkosi Mthetho a Matanzima (qv)
- Inkosi Mvuzo a Matanzima (qv)
- Inkosi Mthetho a
Matanzima, 2nd Chief of Western Thembuland
- Inkosi Mvuzo
Matanzima, 3rd Chief of Western Thembuland,
married and had issue.
- Inkosi Dalubuhle Mvuzo Matanzima (qv)
- Inkosi Mhlobo Mvuzo Matanzima (qv)
- Inkosi Dalubuhle
Mvuzo Matanzim, 4th Chief of Western
- Inkosi Mhlobo Mvuzo
Matanzima, 5th Chief of Western Thembuland
-/1932, married Inkosazana
Mogedi, and had issue. He died 1932 (#6
- Nkosi Kaiser Dailwonga Matanzima (qv)
- Nkosi George Mzimvubu Matanzima, born 1918, Prime
Minister of Transkei 1979/1987, married Nowethu,
died 1995 and had issue. He died 10th November 2000
in Queenstown, buried 25th November 2000 in
- Nkosi Qaqambile Matanzima, married Inkosazana
Nontuthuzelo Nomonde Gwadiso of the AmaMpondo
Tribe, and has issue, two sons.
- Nkosi Zweliyaduma Langalivelile
- Nkosi Anele Matanzima
- Nkosi Mfundo Matanzima
- Nkosi Ngangomhlaba Matanzima, Chairman of the
Eastern Cape Traditional House of Chiefs, married
Inkosazana Nokwanda, died 4th March 2010,
Chairperson of Imbumba Yamakhosikazi Akomkhulu, and
- Chwayita Qaqamba Gcinashe Matanzima, born 1978,
educated at Walter Sisulu University (B.Sc.) and
at the University of the Witwatersrand (Dip. Chem.
Eng.); she served as an executive member of the
Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa’s
(Contralesa’s) youth wing. She died 2nd April 2009
in the Frontier Hospital in Queenstown, buried
11th April 2009 in Nogate Township, Qamata.
- Nkosi Enkhulu
Kaiser Dailwonga Matanzima, 6th Chief of
Western Thembuland 1932/1966 and Paramount Chief of
Western Thembuland 1966/2003, born 15th June 1915 in
Qamata, St Mark's District (#6
p.1), entered school at the age of seven and
in 1930 he was sent to school at Lovedale. He moved on
to Fort Hare University College, where he passed the
matriculation examination in 1936, and in 1939
graduated with a BA in Roman Law and Political Science
from the University of South Africa, the first South
African chief to be awarded a university degree,
commenced work with a firm of attorneys in Umtata in
1940, appointed Chief of the amaHala clan of Thembu in
St Mark's district in June 1940, appointed by
the South African government to the United Transkeian
Territories General Council (the Bunga) in 1942, but
regarding it as "obsolete" he resigned in 1944, later
he was made "permanent Regional Chief of the Emigrant
Thembu districts of St Marks and Xalanga" (not just,
as formerly, chief of the amaHala in Emigrant
Thembuland). He rejoined the Bunga in 1955 and his
status was further enhanced to Paramount Chief under
the Promotion of Bantu Self-Government Act of 1959 on
1st April 1966; Chairman of the Transkeian Territorial
Authority in 1961, Chief Minister of Transkei
1963/1976, Prime Minister of Transkei 1976/1979 and
President of Transkei 1979/1986, married 1stly, 1940,
Inkosazana Dade Sangoni, born 1923, sister to the late
Chief Cranmer Zingisa Sangoni and daughter of the late
Chief Xolilizwe Sangoni, married 2ndly, Inkosazana
Nosango, married 3rdly, 1954, Inkosazana Nozuko Jayija
[Kumkanikazi Nozuko Hazel Matanzima (née Jayiya)],
married 4thly, Inkosazana Irene Nolusapho Matanzima
(née Moyakhe), born 24th September 1930, married
5thly, and had issue. He died 15th June 2003 at the
Frontier Hospital in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, buried
22nd June 2003 at Qamata Great Place.
- Nkosi Mthethuvumile Matanzima (by Princess Dade),
educated at Fort Hare, passing his law examination
in 1968, Chief of the Noqayti Region 1969/1972,
married Inkosazana Nosizwe, and had issue, one son,
as well as further issue, two sons and one daughter.
He died 1972 (#6
- Nkosi Enkhulu Lwandile Zwelenkosi Matanzima (by
- Nkosi Mlindi Matanzima
- Camagwini Matanzima (by Princess Dade), married
(div.), Prince Madikizela, and had issue, five
- Msuthukazi Madikizela
- Nyameka Madikizela
- Mfihlakalo Madikizela (+)
- Zoliswa Madikizela
- Amandla Madikizela
- Xoliswa Matanzima (by Inkosazana Nosango)
- Nkosi Enkhulu (Kumkani) Siyambonga "Aah Dalimvula"
Matanzima (by Kumkanikazi Nozuko) (qv)
- Tumeka Matanzima (by Kumkanikazi Nozuko),
- Nkosi Qabukile Solami Matanzima (by Princess
Irene), born about 1967, LL.B., Attorney, died sp
12th May 2001 at Khayelitsha, buried 20th May at
- Nkosi Luvuyo Matanzima (+) (by Princess Irene)
- Nondwe Masechaba Matanzima (by Princess Irene),
Professional Land Surveyor with a practice in
Bloemfontein; she married Morena Mophato Monyake of
the Bataung tribe in Makhwaba, Mafeteng, Lesotho.
- Nkosi Buyanda Gwazinamba Matanzima, Regent of
Western Thembuland [23.5.2010] - [31.5.2010]
- Nkosi Bukosi Matanzima, born August 1973; married
and had issue, one son. He died 29th August 2011.
- Nkosi Lindokuhle Matanzima
- Malibongwe Matanzima (f)
- Nobuntu Nophakamisa Matanzima, married Chief
Gobizizwe Mditshwa of the amaMpondomise (+).
- Bukelwa Nolizwe Matanzima (f), married 16th
December 1995, iNkosi Patekile Sango Holomisa, Chief
of the amaHegebe
and has issue.
- Nkosi Pinky Matanzima, married and has issue.
- Yolanda Matanzima, born about 1980, married
2002, Zolani Mkiva of the amaMiya, born 1972,
praise singer to Nelson Mandela, Chief Executive
Officer of the Xhosa Royal Council.
- Nkosi Enkhulu Lwandile Zwelenkosi
Matanzima, Paramount Chief of Western
Thembuland 2003/2010, born 1971, Paramount Chief
of the abaThembu baseRhoda, in succession to his
grandfather in 2003; married 2004 at Qamata Great
Place, Princess Gcinile Dlamini, born about 1985,
daughter of HRH Prince Sipho Dlamini of Swaziland. He
died 22nd May 2010 in Life St Dominic’s Hospital in
- Nkosi Buyanda
Gwazinamba Matanzima, Regent of Western
Thembuland [23.5.2010] - [31.5.2010]
- Nkosi Enkhulu Siyambonga 'Aah
Dalimvula' Matanzima, Paramount Chief of
Western Thembuland 2010/-; born 1966, installed
as Paramount Chief of Western Thembuland on 31st May
2010; married inkosikazi Phumeza Nosithembile
Matanzima, and has issue, one son.
- Chief Sebenzani Edward Matanzima
- Chief Jackson Dabulamanzi Matanzima
- Chief Vulindlela Matanzima, married and had issue.
- Daughter, married Chief Jongilizwe Tyhali of the
- Lt.-Gen. Themba Templeton Matanzima, born 2nd
February 1953 in Cofimvaba.
- Chief Buntu Sabata
- Chief Mninawa (Jongixhanti) Mtirara, he has served
as a soldier in Port St Johns under special force
until 1998; acting chief since 2009, on behalf of
Prince Nkosiphendule (Ngubesizwe) Mtirara (see above),
till he comes of age; married 1stly, as the Great
Wife, Chieftainess Nomboniso (Bandlakazi) Mtirara of
the Gcina tribe from the Sthonga family, born 1961 in
Khwenxura Mqanduli, married 2ndly, as the Right Hand
House Wife, Chieftainess Phindiwe (Nokwakha) Mtirara
of the Somyalis in Grahamstown, and has issue.
- Prince Xabiso (Zanokhanyo) Mtirara (by Nomboniso),
born 1987, Heir to his father.
- Princess Sive Mtirara (by Nomboniso), born 1988,
- Prince Bagcine Mtirara (by Nomboniso), born 1989.
- Princess Qaqamba Mtirara (by Nomboniso), born
- Princess Emihle Mtirara (by Phindiwe), born 2006.