Umlando wakwaMasuku

Abantu bakwaMasuku kuthiwa badlela ndawonye, esithebeni sinye, nabantu bakwaNdwandwe. Abantu bakwaNdwandwe phela bangabokudabuka emaGudu, okuyigama lezintaba ezazakhele umfula obizwa ngoPhongolo. Yingakho nje phakathi kwezithakazelo zakwaNdwandwe kubalwa iGudu, okuyilapho abakwaNdwandwe badabuka khona. Uma kukhulekwa nje khona kuyaye kuthiwe “Ndwandwe waseGudu” noma kuthiwe nina bas’ “eGudunkomo”.

Abantu bakwaNdwandwe bahlukene ngezindlu njengoba kuyinhlala yenza kithina sizwe samaZulu ngoba ukukhula kwesibongo noma umndeni othize kukhipha izindlu ezahlukene zozalo lwandawonye olugcina luhlukene ngezigodi nangezindawo okwakhiwe kuzo.

Indlu yaseKhohlo yakwaNdwandwe nokuyindlu eyaziwa ngokuthi ngeyakwaNxumalo, izinze ngasentabeni ebizwa ngokuthi iTshaneni, bude buduze nomfula uMkhuze okuyinamhlanje sekunedolobha khona elibizwa ngokuthi nguMkhuze.

Njengoba sishilo ukuthi zihlukene izindlu, saphinde senaba ngendlu esesandleni sobunene sawo amaNdwandwe, manje ke sesenaba ngendlu okungeyesandla sokhohlo, okuyindlunkulu yakhona eMandwandweni. Indlunkulu yakwaNdwandwe lena yona engasokhohlo yakhe ngaseTshaneni, okuyingakho nje amaliba okhokho bakwaNdwande ehlukene ngokuthi kube khona awakwaNdwandwe okungokhokho bakwaNxumalo eseGudu, bese amanye amaliba wona kube ngawaseTshaneni.

Ukuqala kokubizwa kwabantu ngokuthi bangabakwaMasuku

Siluhlubile udlubu ekhasini ekuqaleni kwalengxoxo, saweneka umlando wabantu bakwaMasuku ukuthi bahlobene nabakwaNxumalo. Endlunkulu yaseMandwandweni kwaphuma enye ingxenye eyagcina ibizwa ngoMasuku. Ukuphuma kwabantu bakwaMasuku kwasukela enkosini yakwaNdwandwe uLanga wokuqala, okunguyena owaphimisa izwi kwenziwe umsebenzi khona kwaNdwandwe. Kubikwa ukuthi laba asebebizwa ngoMasuku namhlanje bapheka ukumaya ebusuku, inkosi okuthiwa yakudla yaze yacaba namathambo, ibe yona leyonkosi yayikade ibeke izwi lokuthi akungadliwa ngobumnyama, ebusuku. Njengoba labo bantu babepheke ebusuku, okwakuwukuphikisana nesinqumo sayo inkosi yamaNdwandwe, inkosi yabe isibakhomba indlela labobantu ukuthi bahambe kwaNdwandwe, lokho-ke okwaba yikhona okwaholela ekuphumeni kwesibongo sakwaMasuku, ngoba bapheka ebusuku okwakuyisenzo esasiphikisana nezwi lenkosi. Yingakho nje ngesikhathi sokubusa kwenkosi uZwide kaLanga isibongo sakwaMasuku sasezivele sesikhona. Iningi labantu bakwaMasuku lahamba nenkosi uMzilikazi, inkosi yakwaSokhumalo.

Amaqhawe akwaMasuku

 UMadlenya

Emlandweni wakwaMasuku sithola ukuthi mabili amaqhawe akhona adumile. Iqhawe lokuqala lakwaMasuku kwakuyilelo elalaziwa ngegama lobunsizwa kuthiwa nguMadlenya, esibikelwa ngaye ukuthi wabe engamathe nolimi neqhawe lakwaKhumalo uMzilikazi kaMashobane. Ngokomlando siyathola ukuthi uMadlenya waba ngomunye wezinsizwa ezaqokwa yiLembe ukuba ziyohlasela abeSuthu bakaHanesi. Kuyatholakala ukuthi leli kwakuyicebo leLembe lokuyobulalisa uMzilikazi ngabeSuthu bakaHanesi ababakhe eNtabazwe.

Ngaleso sikhathi uMadlenya kanye nezinye izinsizwa babe sebekade bagcina ukulwa izimpi. Lezo zinsizwa uMzilikazi waziqamba igama elithi “iMbozisamahlanga”. Wanqotshwa uHanesi kuleyompi, zadliwa izinkomo zakhe. Kwathi uma kugqabuka igoda phakathi kukaShaka noMzilikazi, uMadlenya wagcinela ngasohlangothini lukaMzilikazi. Ngesikhathi uZulu ehlasela amaNtungwa izikhawu zaze zaba zimbili, uMadlenya wayelwa ngasohlangothini lwawo amaNtungwa. Engani phela uMzilikazi wayezalwa yintombi yakhona kwaNdwandwe ogama lakhe kwakunguNompethu. UMadlenya wasala empini yaseNtumbane, okwakuyimpi yesibili amaNtungwa ayilwa noZulu.

UMbiko

UMadlenya lona ke belu yena wazala uMbiko kaMadlenya. Sihletshelwa ukuthi uMbiko wagcina eganiselwe indodakazi kaMzilikazi kaMashobane ogama layo kwakunguZinkabi, ngenxa yokuthi uMzilikazi wayeneme ngobuqhawe bukaMbiko. UMbiko wabe eyingqwele yoqobo njengoba nje wayengumholi webutho elibizwa ngokuthi “uZwangendaba”. Kuthiwa lelibutho lalaziwa kakhulu ngokugqama kwalo ngenkathi lizidlela amahlanga kumabhunu kaNdaleka, okwaba ngemuva kwalesosenzakalo lapho uMzilikazi abe eseganisela indodakazi yakhe uZinkabi, kulo iqhawe uMbiko.

ULobengula

Kuthe ngemuva kokuhamba kwesikhathi wakhothama uMzilikazi, ngemuva kwalokho kwavuka impi yomndeni esizweni sakwaKhumalo ngaphansi kukaMzilikazi. Owayengu ndunankulu wezwe ngalesosikhathi, uMncumbatha, ekanye nezinye izikhulu zombuso ngaphansi kwakhe uMzilikazi owayeshonile, ukuba athathe izintambo zobukhosi. Lokhu bakwenza kwaziwa kahle ukuthi uLobengula wayengesiyona indlalifa, ngakho ngokwesintu kwakungeyena okwakumele ukuba athathe izintambo. Abaziyo bathi inkosana kaMzilikazi okuyiyona okwakumele ithathe isihlalo kwakunguNkulumana yena owayengekho ngesikhathi sokukhothama kukayise ngenxa yokuthi wayedingisiwe, ngamanye amazwi wabe exoshiwe. UNkulumana wayelamana noZinkabi emhlane. Kuthiwa bathi uma bemdonsa ngendlebe ngendaba yokubekwa kukaLobengula njengenkosi ekubeni kwakumele kubekwe yena, uNkulumana wathukuthela wagana unwabu, waphaka impi wahlasela uMbiko wamehlula. Okuvelayo wukuthi uMbiko wafa ngokubhokodwa nguDliso kaMkhithika owayeyiqhawe likaLobengula. Leyompi yalwelwa endaweni yakwaBulawayo eZimbabwe, emfudlaneni owagcina uqanjwe ngayo leyompi kwathiwa ngumfula waseGazini. Lokho phela kwakusukela ekuthini ngemuva kwaleyompi izinkubela zageza amanxeba azo kuwo lowo mfula, okwabe sekushintsha umbala wamanzi njengoba phela ayesehlangene negazi lalezozinkubela.

Izibongo zikaMbiko kaMadlenya

Njengawo wonke amaqhawe asemlandweni wabantu abangaphansi kwamaNguni, uMbiko kaMadlenya naye unezibongo ezisuka ezigigabeni ayeke wabhekana nazo ekukhuleni kwakhe kanye nasemagalelweni akhe. Lezi zibongo zazihaywa yimbongi yakhe eyayaziwa ngokuthi uThuso Msimanga. Ziza kanje ke izibongo zikaMbiko kaMadlenya:

Ukhozi lwamafu omkhathi lukaMadlenya
Olumazipho kahlab’ esihlabathini somhlaba
Olwakhe emadwaleni ezintaba.
Undabandab’ emagudwini’ ezindlini nezindlwana
Umdlodloma omnyama wakithi kwaMashobane
Inhlwathi eluhlaza yasesikhotheni
Bethi lo!
Iphakama lezinyanga elamila obabeni
Umadlala ngejozi kabuzwanga ngabafokazana
Bethi lo!! Ngumfokabani?
Inzonzobal’ elizinz’ esiqingweni seSiphilongweni(omunye wemizi yakhe)
Likhulu ngilifanisa noMdlaka eZansi(iqhawe leLembe)
Owapheqa uLangalibalele emaQwabeni
Izinsali zakhe aziwelanga iMfolozi emnyama ngamazibuko
Zayiwela ngezihlenge zomfula!
Umazi wamazibuko emifula
Ohamba ethungatha ezibuzis’ amazibuko
Yena ewazi!
Impungushe emagegege ngokugegelel’ izintaba
Umzila way’ ungewulande
Ngumgudwan’ ozombazomb’ ezihosheni
Umzembazemba wakithi omnyama kaNdaba
Owazemba oJingeni ngomdikadika (okusho iklwa)
Kwanuka umswane kaNdaleka (okuso ibhunu uHendrick Pot gieter)
Amabala akhona athi gephu umophelo wamaLawu (amakhaladi)
Owadla iLawu emhlubulweni
Labubulisa okwendlezane yenyathi ifuna ithole
Lakhuza ngaphansi naphezulu
Kwaze kwavela inkambinkambi eluhlaza
Laze lanxambusha amahlule abomvu!
Usiwelamifula mithathu
Siwel’ uMguza siwel’ uKhoce siwel’ iMbembesi
Sidunga amanzi emazibukweni kusisitheke izingwenya
Zikhumbule imisinga yasemigugwini
Nina baseMazibukweni
Tshelani uMncumbatha ukuthi amanzi awacwebile (undunankulu wezwe)
Kuza igagasi lasolwandle
Kuvunguza isikantulukane saseMampondweni

Lo owancusela amasi ngaphandle
Endlini esaba abakhwenyana
Ongadelanga ukubusa ngabomu
Wathi kuMncumbatha nenzalo yeSwazi “gwedlani” (inzalo yeSwazi kushiwo uLobengula ngoba unina uLufulatha wayezalwa kwaShabalala eSwazini)
Akubuse mina
Nina niyawubusa ezizweni!
Umdinankomo nabantu
Enjanji ngenkomo
Enjanji ingwenyama
Isicwasho siyamanyazela kwabakwaMalandela
Yisicwasho sakoMasuku
UZikode ungangesithando sebibi entwasanyaka (umlilo omkhulukazi)
Sishise isikhotha soMabenzela (kushiwo uLobengula ngoba unina wayezalwa nguMabizela Shabalala)
Sibonga abafo bakwaMdletshe waseNsindeni (iNsinda kwabe kuyibutho likaMzilikazi elagcina leseke uMbiko)
Sibonga amadodana kaBakakhulu waseLangeni.

AbaseMbo Buthelezi Gumbi Gumede Gwala Izibongo Izigodi Langa Magwaza Manqele Masuku Mbatha Mbonani Mkhize Mlaba Ndwandwe Nene Ngcobo Ngema Ntombela Ntuli Nzama Nzuza Qwabe Shembe Shezi Sithole Zondi Zulu Zwane

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