Mabena 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.
Mabena clan names are not simply surnames but rather a naming system which honours the Zulu ancestors, and which runs across multiple families.
Izithakazelo Zakwa Mabena
isgwegwe sako Bingweni,
Thatha nasi komo ka nqaku,
mfazomabelemade owamunyisa umndwana ngaphetjheya kwegwa neli gwana,