AmaXhosa ngabantwana bomgquba, yinzalelwana yalapha e Afrika. AmaXhosa awasuki koo Adam no Efa kunye no Nowa nooYesu… AmaXhosa are not descendants of Adam & Eve, Noah, Jesus or any other person found in the bible or any other religious book.The oldest known bones of the human species were discovered near the Omo River, in south-western Ethiopia and are bones of humans who lived about 200 000 years ago. These bones are known as Omo I and Omo II. These are the ancestors of all people now living in planet Earth.
Imbola le siyiqabayo, bufumanekile ubungqina kumqolomba i Blombos kufuphi neMossel Bay eNtshona Kapa apho izinyanya zamaXhosa namanye ama-Afrika zaziyisebenzisa khona kwiminyaka ephaya koo 170 000 ukuya ku 40 000 eyagqithayo.
Lamazimba siwadlayo saqala ukuwalima kwiminyaka eqikelelwa kwi 10 000 eyagqithayo kulengingqi kuthiwa yi Great Lakes Region kunye nakwimilambo ekwi Ethiopian Highlands. This era is known as the Agricultural Revolution as humans in Africa and other parts of the world were domesticating plants and no longer reliant on hunting for their survival. Emveni koko sakhweza imilambo emikhulu ye Nile kulangingqi silima amazimba nezinye izityalo sisingise emantla. Yathi apho idibama khona iNile eluhlaza kunye nemhlophe (blue & white Nile), izinyanya zethu zaba zizityebi kakhulu kuba umhlaba wawuchume ngeyona ndlela. Baqhubeka ke besonyuka ngalo mlambo mkhulu bade bayokufika apho iphela khona iNile River, eKemet (Ancient Egypt) phaya kwiminyaka eqikelelwa kweyi 6000 eyagqithayo. Kulapho ke ngoku baqalisa ukuphuhlisa izinto ezinintsi esizisebenzisayo nangoku: Spirituality, Calender system, Mathematics, Science, Art, Architecture, Astronomy, Medicine, Engineering, Commerce, etc.
The ancestors of AmaXhosa, amaZulu, AbaMbo, amaVenda and many other African people found in Southern Africa created the world’s first Great Civilisation in Kemet starting from around 5 000 years ago. This great civilisation thrived for about 2500 years, being led by King after King, Pharaoh after Pharaoh from among the African people. These ancestors built pyramids to bury their Kings. Those pyramids are still standing to this day in Kemet (Egypt) & in Nubia (Sudan). They built temples to worship the Gods & Goddesses that made it all possible for them to live such a great life, which are still standing to this day. These Gods and Goddesses were mainly simply representations of the various elements of nature/ neter (Sun, soil, air, water, etc.) and certain human attributes such as love, anger, knowledge, right and wrong, etc.
As they were the greatest and richest humans on earth, they were constant targets of other civilisations that were emerging in the region. Wars broke out and they fought bravely to keep invaders away from Africa, but over centuries cracks started showing and some people started moving from Kemet and Nubia to various other parts of the continent. A major paradigm shift occurred in 525 BCE when the Persians finally broke their resistance in a mighty battle that took place, in which Africans lost. In 332 BCE Alexander of Macedonia also invaded Kemet (Egypt) and even more people left. These events triggered even greater migrations of Africans who did not want to be ruled by invading foreigners and it began what I call the African dark ages. These African dark ages are unfortunately still going on, though slowly coming to end.
African people through-out the continent have completely forgotten how great a people they are. They have completely forgotten that they civilised the world. There is no modern world without what Africans have contributed. They have forgotten that many museums in Europe and America are filled with remains of their ancestors, the art of their ancestors, the riches of their ancestors. They have forgotten that African Art & Architecture inspired Greek and Roman Art & Architecture. They have forgotten that they taught Europeans what being civilised means. They taught Pythagoras of Greece mathematics. They taught Hippocrates of Greece, Medicine. They taught Socrates of Greece, philosophy and many other scholars from Europe who used to worship these great African ancestors such as Imhotep for their wisdom and brilliance, thousands of years after their death. Africans have forgotten that most of the world religions are nothing but plagiarism and copies of African Spirituality. These religions are stolen from Africans and sold back to Africans because Africans have forgotten who they are. Africans are suffering from major amnesia and no one else but Africans themselves will have to heal this devastating disease. These are effects of the African dark ages.
During the African dark ages, Africans were mainly concerned with their survival and they unfortunately forgot most of what they knew during the previous Millennia in Kemet and Nubia. Just like with seasons; after winter must come spring, so it will be in the case of Africa, after the dark will come the African Renaissance, the awakening of the mighty African giants that have been sleeping for centuries.
AmaNguni, abaMbo, amaVenda and many other Africans are descendants of these groups of people who were migrating from Kemet and Nubia (Kush) up the Nile River, back to the Great Lakes Region and all the way down towards Limpopo River. Some of these people remained in the Great Lakes, some settled in East Africa, while some; the ancestors of amaNguni came all the way down past Limpopo River in migrations that took hundreds of years. These people share many things in common, but the most important is what they call themselves: AbaNtu in Kirundi, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Runyakitara and Ganda; watu in Swahili; bantu in Kikongo; batu in Lingala; bato in Kiluba; bantu in Duala; abanto in Gusii; and? in Kikuyu; wandru in Ngazidjia Comorian; abantru in Mpondo; bãtfu in Phuthi; bantfu in Swati; banu in Lala; vanhu in Shona and Tsonga; batho in Sesotho and Sepedi; vandu in some Luhya dialects; vhathu in Venda; and mbaityo in Tiv.
MNguni was a leader of one of these groups of people and he had many kids as he had many wives. Among his kids was Luzumana, the father of Malandela who fathered Zulu. Zulu in the father of Mageba and Didi also known as Zelemu who became a leader of his own group which later became known as amaBhaca during the era of Madzikane kaKhalimeshe. Another one of the kids of MNguni was Malangana, who continued moving further down with his people. Malangana also had many kids; his heir though was Nkosiyamntu the father of Cirha, Jwarha and Tshawe. Tshawe became the leader of the descendants of Malangana and to this day, amaTshawe are the Royal House of AmaXhosa.