Cele clan names derive from the Zulu people of South Africa. These clan names have been in existence for centuries and help preserve Zulu culture and heritage.
Cele clan names are not simply surnames but rather a naming system which honours the Zulu ancestors, and which runs across multiple families.
Izithakazelo Zakwa Cele
Wayisenga imile iyakhahlela,
Squnga esihle esingahlalwa nyoni,
Siqunga esizalela amasakabula
Mkhokheleli owakhokhela isizwe ekugqilazweni,
Ngob’ethembe ukugeza ngobisi,