Gcaleka (aPhalo), Great House Son, King of the Xhosa, 'father of the Transkei' (c.1730 - 1778) MP

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About Gcaleka (aPhalo), Great House Son, King of the Xhosa, 'father of the Transkei'

Gcaleka ka Phalo (about 1730-1792)

was the founder of the Gcaleka people, a sub-group of the Xhosa nation.

The sons of Phalo were

Through their rivalry they would lead to the split of the Xhosa nation and set the stage for one of the dramas of Southern Africa.

Gcaleka (1730-1792) - AmaGcaleka :

Gcaleka became paramount in 1775. [Other sources state he became chief in 1750 and died in 1778.]Gcaleka tried to usurp his farther’s rule and interclan war broke out resulting in the Xhosa tribe splitting into two major sub-groups, the Rharhabe and the Gcaleka .

He had 3 known sons