My name is Joseph Mazibuko I was born on 19 April in 1948 at Colenso in the southern kwa Zulu-Natal. I am the son of Nomalanga Bessie and John Gumbi .I am the first born of five children from my father’s second wife. My father worked as a police man. When my father died I was just 9 years old. Then my mother and I moved to estcourt .My great-great grandparents come from Lesotho and the surname Mazibuko was originated when the Basotho people migrated to the Draknersburg Mountains . Our ancestors come from Lesotho. My clan names are Mawelas' amahle,
Nina bakaMgabhi waMafu
awalingani nawaphansi, nawaphezulu;
Nina bakaZikode kaLanga;
Nina ebekuvuka bakaMashoba kaNkungw'ebilayo;
Nina bakaBhoqo ziyawudla,ziyawusingila
Nina benyathi yakithi emanxeba,
My grand-grandfathers father was king, was born in 1793 at Lesotho. His mother belonged to the tribe and his father was chief of the dlangwezwa tribe. When the war impiyase sandlwane began in 1816,My grand-grandfather was 23 years old. During of his chiefiency, leaders such as Zangenhla ,Ngizwenkosi and Mzilikazi were waging the destructive wars of the Mfecane. Many of the people who got caught up in these wars turned to Moshweshwe for refuge. He took them all in and his tribe grew bigger and stronger. In 1823, Moshweshwe established Butha-Buthe as the capital of his chiefdom. A year later, he established a safer stronghold at Thaba Bosigo. This mountain stronghold was so secure that when Mzilikazi attacked it in 1831, he had to turn back without accomplishing anything. Moshweshwe was a diplomatic and powerful leader and was too clever to try to expand his territory northwards because he knew that this would incur the dfather was a chief My mother left me she went to Durban .I began herding cattle’s while other children at my age went to school. When there was little work in...