mavundla, mwelase, mbova, wena kasnakanaka kantendeni,
nzima, mawela, nhlanganiso,
mthimude, wena waka geza mhlanga
nina baka nkomoningi
nina bakwa jwana
mvundla, hwayiza kanonduku
mthimude kamawewe. zikalala.
sibhamu esaqhuma ehlokozi kwabaleka amadoda.
bhayi, khetshe, gobhozi, nxilashe, msuthu
the first 'izithakazelo' is used by the mavundla clan who come from the north in the greytown/zululand area.
the second 'izithakazelo' is used by the mavundla clan who come from the south in the port shepstone/izingolweni districts.
the third 'izithakazelo' is used by the mavundla clan from the eastern cape, around queenstown district and thembuland
both the clans are the same, and were originally called 'mvundla' meaning a rabbit or hare in old nguni. they are originally of sotho stock, from the bafokeng (mofokeng means a people of the dew. originally they had rabbit as a totem, many bafokeng in fact still 'khonza' the rabbit. only the bafokeng of rustenburg use the crocodile as a totem). they originally inhabited the area that is lesotho. but they were always nguni speaking. when the bakwena under moshoeshoe arrived, they displaced the mvundla clan, some fled to the mkhomazi district, others to port shepstone, others to zululand. here they were attacked by the mchunu and mthembu people fleeing shaka in the north. the mvundla together with the wushe and the zelemu fled to the mzimkhulu district (others remained at no-man's land in port shepstone) where they attacked the xesibe at harding district; the wushe (mjoli) under sondzaba stayed, while the zelemu under madzikane and the mvundla attacked the maphondomise. the zelemu stayed in the maphondomise land where they became known as the bhaca. the bhaca then attacked the mvundla who were forced to flee south, crossing the umthatha river. there the mvundla attacked the thembu under mtirara and took the thembu cattle. but the thembus mobilized and the mvundla were forced to flee further south towards the xhosa under hintsa, who granted the mvundlas land. however, hintsha was soon involved in the war of the axe with the cape colony. the mvundla participated in this war. after the xhosa defeat, the mvundla land was given to the mfengu/ngwane people by the british. some mvundla stayed, under thembu protection and they became part of the xhosa. many fled back north after the war of axe again towards kzn. some stayed at highflats/hlokozi, others joined those who remained at port shepstone, some went back to their old land now called lesotho, some joined a white man named francis fynn, umlawulankunzi who was a gun runner and ivory trader, some joined izinkumbi regiment in port natal (durban) under a white man named ogle. those who went to lesotho still remain there largely at galagadi. after the izinkumbi were defeated by dingane's regiment in 1838, at the battle near uthukela river, the mvundlas fled to mzinto `wakahina.co.za`.under the ogle chieftancy, mvundlase, olge's wife was their chieftainess, with the izinkumbi finally ruled by frank fynn. the mvundle at no man's land has recognized shebi as their leader. the white colonist appointed henry francis fynn's coloured descendants as chiefs of port shepstone/harding district, even though the fynn had no right or claim to the african clan chieftaincy. the coloured chiefs, the fynns appointed izinduna to rule on their behalf. one such induna was gamalakhe mavundla who rebelled against the fynns and was recognised as the chief in the region from umzimkhulu (port shepstone) to bilanhlolo river. gamalakhe township is named after chief gamalakhe kamshiywa kamagobheni. indlu enkulu yakwamavundla ngeka gisa ka shebi eyayizinze e stik farm, ehibberdene. lendlu isiphethe ezingolweni