Gumede Clan Names History and Origin

Gumede arrived in Zululand during an era of historic change. Garnet Wolseley had made radical changes to the political hierarchy of Zululand through his actions, altering their traditional politics dramatically.

People with this name tend to be ambitious and determined. They enjoy steady employment and seek completion of what they’ve started. Interruptions or changes to their routine are not welcomed with open arms.

Gumede Clan Names

  1. Gumede
  2. Zulu
  3. Buthelezi
  4. Mthethwa
  5. Ndlovu
  6. Khumalo
  7. Ntuli
  8. Mthembu
  9. Ngcobo
  10. Nxumalo
  11. Cele
  12. Dlamini
  13. Shabalala
  14. Zungu
  15. Mkhize
  16. Majozi
  17. Hlongwane
  18. Zwane
  19. Sithole
  20. Mhlongo


Gumede arrived back at Rookdale without much in terms of financial resources and was initially concerned with setting himself up. Within weeks he became actively engaged in representing Dinizulu to protest their loss of land rights to which they were entitled under Zululand law. Harriette Colenso provided invaluable insight, superior intellect, guidance and support as she staunchly supported African people and royal houses throughout Natal and Zululand.

Josiah certainly learned much from Joanna Wesleyan Mission School’s experiences at Healdtown Wesleyan Mission school in Fort Beaufort; this would give him an understanding of British policy regarding indigenous land dispossession and female equality issues. Joanna herself was an advocate for gender equality.

His education at the Kaffir Institute at Grahamstown must have had an influence on his political views. At that time of political transition in Africa, many students were striving for non-racial qualified franchise and various professions such as teaching, interpreting and police/clerical work – something which no doubt inspired him at school.


Ngwabe is located in Nongoma (O), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa with coordinates of 28deg 10′ 0″ south and 31deg 41″ east; as such it lies approximately 205 km from Pietermaritzburg via crow flies. This map depicts Ngwabe’s physical attributes including land elevations, terrain features such as mountains lakes rivers etc.

Matiwane obtained some of Mtimkulu’s hair as “nsila”, intending to use it in an act of witchcraft known as mthakati, however before they could complete their spell Zwide came sweeping down on them unannounced and struck without warning, killing off most of them and forcing their cattle off of tribal land.

The Qwabe nation spans an immense territory that extends from Mthethwa nation all the way to Dube nation and part of Natal South of Thugela river. People belonging to this clan are called amaQwabe; their settlement can be found in Bergville area in KwaZulu-Natal present day and they follow traditional ceremonies that make them standout amongst other clans of gumede dynasty clans.


The Khumalo clan of Ndebele tribe claims their lineage back to King Lobengula kaMzilikazi. Prince Bulelani Lobengula-Khumalo, their current heir apparent, is Humphrey Mcedisi Lobengula-Khumalo who himself is son of Prince Humphrey Mcedisi Lobengula-Khumalo and thus great-grandson of their first king; their lineage can be complicated further still.

Prof Khumalo was born in kwaNgwelu in rural KwaZulu-Natal and moved to Hlabisa at an early age. Both his parents were ordained in the Salvation Army, possibly shaping his musical upbringing and exposure. Spending his formative years living rural KwaHlabisa would have exposed him to many local music traditions and this may have also shaped his musical compositions.

His choral works – UShaka kaSenzangakhona and Haya Mntwan Omkhulu (Sing, Princess), along with Princess Magogo ka Dinuzulu opera – brought him international renown as valuable bearers of historical memory, heritage and Zulu vocal traditions.


Over time, surnames may have experienced numerous modifications or modifications due to errors in writing or voluntary changes made by their bearers; such changes can alter both its meaning and origins.

Elifasi Msomi, better known as the Axe Killer,” was a notorious serial killer in South Africa who murdered 15 individuals over several months. To his defense he claimed he was acting on orders of an influential tokoloshe (traditional South African chief). Additionally he offered assistance to police in finding some remains belonging to victims he killed; thus garnering widespread media coverage of his case.

Msomi is an increasingly common name across South Africa and Tanzania. In Tanzania alone it has been given to 5,780 individuals while England also features it frequently (where 0.0% carry it). Msomi is usually associated with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa denomination while The Msomi Legacy Project founded by netball player Bongi Msomi in Hammarsdale KwaZulu-Natal provides funding, kit and travel expenses for young netballers in that area.


Nxumalo is a surname commonly seen among the people of Zimbabwe. Their family clan totem is the beetle and they believe it helps them address any challenges they encounter in life. Furthermore, they consult a sangoma in order to obtain answers.

Nxumalo had an immense appetite for intellectual pursuits, particularly Marxist-Leninist classics. He would read widely and take part in heated discussions on various subjects; never shy to voice his opinions to others’ displeasure; once interested in an issue he would explore it until all questions it raised had been adequately answered.

Nxumalo was an accomplished writer, publishing numerous articles in Drum and Dawn under different pen names. His articles often presented polemical arguments against ANC leaders and were highly critical. Nxumalo was especially concerned with how nationalism related to class struggle. According to him, revolution was meant to end inequality between nations.

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