About Hala (aDlomo), SV/PROG King of the abaThembu
The earliest known ancestor of the abaThembu 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.
- Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA