Ledwaba Clan Names History and Origin

Historical records provide us with an invaluable glimpse of our past. They reveal information such as the names and addresses of ancestors as well as their professions.

This article investigates some of the most prevalent South African surnames and their history and origin. These surnames reflect our nation’s rich heritage.

Ledwaba Clan Names

  1. Ledwaba
  2. Mokwepa
  3. Thobejane
  4. Ramela
  5. Mothiba
  6. Ramonyaku
  7. Mokgatle
  8. Magwaba


Tradition dictated that Musi’s son Manala should assume leadership. Thus he became Musi’s rightful heir.

Bongwe, his son, was an ardent warrior who expanded Manala territory north of what is now Marblehall before succumbing to Voortrekkers during their invasion of The Transvaal Republic.

His brother Ndzundza and him came to an agreement not to fight each other and that their daughters and descendants marry one another instead of fighting one another, and were later interred at Wonderboompoort Cemetery. There are 18 genealogy profiles with Mabena surname on Geni.


Ngcobo, located within Chris Hani District Municipality, is home to numerous Chinese, Pakistani and North African professionals working at All Saints Hospital. These people possess artistic creativity while also having strong family ties that they value greatly and excellent listening skills.

Ngcobuo’s novels have won her critical acclaim for depicting black rural women’s struggles against economic forces, social customs and oppressive political policies in an often patriarchal society.

Globalization has led to surnames becoming more widely dispersed. People bearing these surnames can now be found throughout all nations of the world.


The Mthembu Clan is an important subclan within the Zulu tribe and can often be found throughout South Africa and worldwide, often having strong pride for their heritage and lineage.

Mthembu is a Zulu surname that means trust or hope and is closely tied with their values of courage and strength, making this name particularly popular with individuals seen as reliable and trustworthy.

Due to globalization, there are now many people with this surname throughout the globe. Some are leading figures in their fields and contributing significantly to society.


Moroka (also spelled Morocka and Morroca) is an esteemed South African surname that has its origins in its history and traditions. Those bearing this surname have a distinguished record of supporting causes that strengthen and benefit their community.

When prolonged drought strikes among Pedi tribesmen, when prolonged rainfall becomes scarce the village head gathers his most trusted advisers – including Moroka – in order to identify its source. Once identified the Moroka uses his sacred horn to blast east and rain can pour immediately or days or weeks later.


Mtshali was born on 17 January 1940 in Vryheid and received both Zulu and English education. He worked as the deputy headmaster of Pace Commercial College in Soweto before heading off to teach in numerous US schools and universities until returning home to South Africa.

He writes of life from the black perspective, which differs greatly from that experienced by whites. His poems depict poverty, hunger and diseases inflicted upon African people by whites.


Mbatha is a South African surname with several variations on how to spell it due to cultural and dialect differences. Most notable among them is actress Nomzamo Mbatha who shares this last name.

Voortrekkers were hunting Kgoshi Maraba Ledwaba I when they encountered three Ndebele maids making necklaces out of beads and replied in deep Ndebele that this area belonged to Kgoshi Polokwane ka Maraba. When approached, Voortrekkers realized this information could prove crucial in tracking down Kgoshi Maraba Ledwaba I.


Globalization has allowed surnames to spread far beyond their countries of origin, making it possible to discover people bearing the surname Mchunu in various nations around the globe.

Named for someone from the Ndebele tribe and associated with Ledwaba clan. This moniker symbolizes South Africa’s rich traditions and indigenous character.

Legend has it that when Voortrekkers were searching for Kgoshi Maraba Ledwaba I, they encountered three beautiful Ndebele maids whom they recognized from earlier hunts: they spoke deep Ndebele when greeting the bounty hunters and responded “Si luga Ubhulungwani Ka Maraba.” Thus were born Mchunu.


Mlangeni was born on a farm in Orange Free State but abandoned school to help support his mother financially. He worked various jobs such as golf caddie, factory worker, bus driver and bus driver before joining the labor movement. Additionally, Mlangeni became known as an advocate for human rights – helping represent Rivonia triallists before the courts.

Malawian clan associations do not reflect their roots; for instance, Nkosi and Ngwane share a totem while not acknowledging any connection through implantation or paronomasia.


Mhlanga is a Venda surname with Ndebele roots that is also frequently found among South Africa’s Northern Sotho community. People bearing this surname can discover more information about their heritage by researching historical records.

Due to globalization, surnames tend to expand beyond their initial regions, meaning Mhlanga can now be found across numerous nations worldwide. You can discover this by researching online historical records or visiting local archives; both provide access to birth, death and immigration data.


Esther Mahlangu, an Ndebele artist known for her vibrant colors and geometric designs in her works created with acrylic paint on canvas, uses bold hues and striking geometric motifs in her pieces.

After the conflict between Manala and Ndzundza, power would eventually pass to Mahlangu who attempted to expand Ndzundza territory both northwards and southwards; his efforts met resistance from Voortrekker settlers; eventually Mahlangu was killed, leaving his son Jonono as head. Jonono gained notoriety as being resistant to poison due to eating poisonous fruit without suffering adverse side-effects – an event related in an ancient story.

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