Shivambu / Shivambo
There are four branches of Xivambu and all of them don’t share a lineage, they only share a culture and language.
In South Africa, there are two common branches;
- The Xivambula-makhutla of Mondlani (N’wanati)
- The Xivamba of Xikhumba (Rikhotso), known for preparing animal skin for clothing.
In Mozambique, the Xivamba of Xikhumba are a minority group, while the Xivambu of Mondlani have a big populous.
- There is a Xivambu branch of the house Ngomani. The clan is found in Xinavane and Majakaze in Mozambique. The Ngomani branch va vamba madzovo ya xigubu – i va vambi va ngomani.
- The last branch of Xivambu is that of Mathonsi (Makumbila). Va vitaniwe lavo vamba madzovo, loko vo twa mathonsi ya mpfula va songa-songa.