The people of Msane are direct descendants of King Nxaba ka Mbhekane, son of Sontuli Msane. They originated far beyond Hluhluwe, and as far as the emThekwini Mount, and they spread all over the country.
Abakwa Msane(The people of Msane) were active and naturally creative, that they planted their purple-grained maize(u Gidigidi) with their wooden hoes and possessed not even a weapon wherewith to slay each other. And yet, than their king Nxaba Msane, none was more bellicose, and of doughty warrious, none more renowned in Shaka’s Army, than was Mgobhozi Msane(Father of Nongqiwu). This was paragon of prowess, Mgobhozi ovela-entabeni(Mgobhozi who comes over the hill)
As years progressed, the Msanes grew more cultured and civilized. Certain enterprising smith with Shabangos(who afterwards ran off with Nxaba)as their head, journeyed down from Nquthu district and profitable business in assegais and hoes, so much sothat in course of time, by trade increase and natural multiplication. They became quite a seemly clan, proudly dubbed themselves abakwa Bukhosini(They of Mr. Right Royal Blood) by nature and in their own rights. They are currently not even one traditional leader that is recognized as Chief, but the process is still underway to retain and claim back the Msane Chieftainship that was predudiced by white Natal Colonial Government to another clan because of Ntelezi Msane, the great headman of Izinkumbi Ezimfece, who was against the law of Poll Tax that was imposed to native males at the South Coast, where first of the traditional great Chief from Msane Clan, Khothweni settled. Some part of about 2345 hacters of the land has been retained to the Msanes ………(still continues)18/09/2012.
This Post Was Written By Zwakele Msane (One of xcell100 Readers), Reviewed And Published On 09/10/2012 By Xcell100