Mthembu 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.
Mhembu clan names are not simply surnames but rather a naming system which honours the Zulu ancestors, and which runs across multiple families. Read on to learn more.
Izithakazelo zakwa Mthembu
Owavel’eNyandeni yemikhonto yakwaMabaso,
Angadl’amathibane indlala ngabe iwile,
Mnisi wemvula ilanga libalele,
Ngoza kaMkhubukeli, kaGazi,