Shweni aNgubencuka, Mtirara's Second brother

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About Shweni aNgubencuka, Mtirara's Second brother

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, ancestor of all later kings.
  • Madiba
  • Tato
  • Zondwa (d c1756) and Dlawu
  • Ndaba (d c1800) Ntlazi ; Xuluma ; Bawana and Bhejula
  • Ngubengcuka - also known as Vusani (c1790 -1830); Fadana, Regent; Jumba; Nkosiyane; Mni; Mphasa and Nene
  • Mtikrakra (Great House Son), King of the abaThembu; Simakade; Mandela Left Hand House Son, Chief of Mveso; Joyi, Regent; Ngonyama; Mgudlwa; Viva; Mqanqeni; Gungubele; Qhwesha; Nohuthe; Ncapayi; & Shweni

See abaThembu Descent Line Project for references and previous generations.


"The regency was first offered to [Mtirara's] senior brother, Ncapayi, who had by then returned to the Mbashe. Ncapayi, presumably unwilling to rule over people subjected to Colonial control, declined the offer. Shweni, his second brother, a man greatly respected by the Cape Town authorities, was then appointed, but he accidentially shot himself." http://eprints.ru.ac.za/2980/1/WAGENAAR-PhD-TR89-73.pdf

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Not mentioned here: http://members.iinet.net.au/~royalty/states/southafrica/thembu.html

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