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The Valambya Discourse – Ngoveni, Mahlaule & Mapengo grouping

There have been confusion about Valambya due to similarity of the Ngoveni surname and Ngubani; as such, many of Ngoveni’s regard themselves as Nguni.

The Valambya grouping consists of;

  • Ngoveni
  • Mahlaule
  • And Mapengo

This grouping has a very close relationship with the Valoyi of Gwambe, they arrived together eVutsonga via Mbombhi territory. They defeated the Mbombhi with the help of Gwambe and settled close to the land of Valoyi, both these territories were captured from Vaxingwindzi. The Valambya settled in Ka Xibotani and surrounding areas.

Valambya were not as brave as the Valoyi and they later became subjects of Manukutsu (Soshangaane) when he arrived eVutsonga in the 1800s whilst the Valoyi resisted. The Valambya of House of Xiringani, Kombyani and Ximange crossed the Olifant (Balulu) river into the now Transvaal fearing for their lives after the battles of Xihaheni between va ka Valoyi and Soshangaani’s army. Some remained in the territory, especially the royal house of Xibotani and became headmen of Soshangaani. With the combination of some Nhlave clans, they were known as Mabuyandlela.

Mabuyandela or Mabulandlela were used by Soshangaani and his descendants as the first line of the army in battles against Tsonga groupings. Those who settled in what was known as Transvaal established a small Chieftaincy of Ximange in Sploken, but were accountable to King Njakanjaka as all the people of Sploken were at the time.

Valambya are very integral part of Vatsonga and are classified under the Vakalanga with the Valoyi grouping.

 
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5 Comments

  1. Valambya are not Nguni are the Vatsonga Masia people.”Mula mbya”which is Mudyi wa Mbyana have nothing to do with Nguni.

     
  2. This is wonderful !!! Byivuyile vutsonga.
    What about this one: hlubi people being tsonga of nhlave hance the name? Check their kings lineage n find bungane name repeating like bungeni of of have(mabunda). Maswanganyi and mabunda are one with mazibuko(zivuko) clan whom the hlubi regard as one(embo/mbo). The hlubis can’t tell u what hlubi means but we can tell about hlave(nhlava). Open for debate

     
  3. Hina va Ngobeni/Ngobeza hi hina va Ngobezitha, va gobelentanyeni hi vuya le ka ntanyeni a ntabantuzuma, hi vale mgedeni a mabakweni yale kwazulu laha tongaland yi ngakona. Ngobeni/Ngobeza yihlanganisiwe na valambya hikuva Ngobeza/Ngobeni va huma ka mlambo, leyi nga cinciwa yi vitaniwa mlambya. Mlambo i huma le ka sothulisa wa Dlabela. Xitsonga xi anamile xi amukela vanhu hinkwavo a xina rilaveta. Hina hi vangoni, matsonga ma hi yamukelile se hiva swinwe vathlela va hi vekaswinwe na vona. Ha Bonga kava tsonga kuhi amukela, kambe matimu yahina mangaveli ma nyamalala hi hina va Ngobese. kambe hiti vitana Matsonga-Machangana vaka Gaza Manukuse.

     

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