bahlekazi is a surname that bears jali as the totem or praise name. jali is a "sub-tributary" clan of mpinga (amampinga) son of ntose, son of mpondomise, son of njanya, a descendant of gubhela son of mbo. the stock of people is amambo / abambo. jali belongs to the mpondomise tribe as described above. the language former spoken by amampondomise became obsolete at the advent of the written literature in the cape colony. this tribe currently speaks xhosa and sometimes confused with the xhosas as though they are of the same stock. the xhosas are the only true abanguni / abenguni since their ancestor was nguni. the term nguni is incorrectly used as a blanket term to refer to all the tribes that speaks dialect closely related to isixhosa, such as mpondo, thembu, bhaca, zulu, xesibe, swati, mpondomise and the ndebele of mpumalanga including amaxhosa.
jali - clan praise name does not include "yem-yem" because yem yem is a thembu (abathembu, oodlomo, madiba) totem /praise name. therefore, jali's totem/praise name (depending on the region of each individual's origin, eg. eastern cape, kzn, etc) is: jali, madela owadel' ubukhosi wabunik' uncwini! ujongen' emanzin' intlanzi uyishiyangemva nje? jali, mphankomo, nyathi, mpemvu, nala! information supplied by pepsy a. bahlekazi - email@example.com