Heritage Month Conversations –Ndebele People of South Africa

Most Ndebele trace their ancestry to the area that is now called KwaZulu-Natal. The history of the Ndebele people can be traced back to Mafana, their first identifiable chief. Mafana’s son and successor, Mhlanga, had a son named Musi who, in the early 1600’s, decided to move away from his family (later to become the mighty Zulu nation) and to settle in the hills of Gauteng near Pretoria.

Guest:Makhosini Sombusi Mahlangu – Ndebele Traditional Historian and Member of the Ndzundza Sokhulumi Royal Family