About Mdange (kaNgcande), maybe Right Hand House Son; Maybe just upstart, imiDange Chief
Oral tradition tells that the mother of Phalo gave birth to a posthumous son of Tshiwo, who was hidden by his uncle Mdange until his maturity. He took over the Xhosa Kingship after a battle with his older half-brother, Gwali.Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA
Togu had three sons
- Ntinde who founded the amaNtinde tribe,
- Ketshe who founded the amaBhayi and
- Ngconde who was Paramount.
Ngconde’s children were
- Hleke founder of the amaHleke,
- Mdange (~ 1736) of the imiDange
- Gando of the amaKwayi and
- Tshiwo (~1704) who was Paramount to all Xhosa speaking nations in the region.