Hala aDlomo, King of the abaThembu

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Hala aDlomo, King of the abaThembu

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Son of Dlomo Right Hand House Son, King of the abaThembu
Father of Madiba aHala, King of the abaThembu

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About Hala aDlomo, King of the abaThembu

The Ancestry of the abaThembu Kings

During the 16th century Nxeko led his people from Dedesi to the Msana river (where he lies buried), a tributary of the Mbashe River in Mthatha district. At Msana, his Great Place, Nxeko accommodated, merged and assimilated various fragments from communities such as amaBomvana, amaVundle, amaMpondomise and amaMfengu to build his kingship. Although some of the communities had their own recognised traditional leaders, they acknowledged Nxeko as their principal traditional leader and shared abaThembu custom and culture. Nxeko can thus be regarded as the first king of abaThembu.

Nxeko fathered amongst others, two sons, Hlanga from the Great House and Dlomo from the right hand house. Nxeko died and was buried at Msana, in the district of Mthatha. After the death of Nxeko a succession struggle ensued between Hlanga and Dlomo which led to a battle at Msana. Hlanga, the heir apparent, was defeated by Dlomo and the traditional leadership shifted to the lineage of Dlomo. Hlanga left to establish his own separate community which was subordinate to the community led by Dlomo of the abaThembu kingship.

Dlomo was the father of Hala, ancestor of all later Kings. Hala was succeeded by Madiba, Tato, Zondwa, Ndaba and Ngubengcuka - also known as Vusani.

abaThembu Descent line

Possible YDNA Haplogroup E1b1a (aka E-M2)

  • Nxeko (b c late 1500s) 1st abaThembu king, whose two sons fought over the succession:
  • Hlanga, defeated, left to establish his own separate community which was subordinate to the community led by his brother
  • Dlomo, the father of

*Hala, (fl mid 1600s)ancestor of all later kings. http://members.iinet.net.au/~royalty/states/southafrica/thembu.html

See abaThembu Descent Line Project for references and previous generations.

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