Gcaleka kaPhalo

King Gcaleka KaPhalo (Born:1728-Died:1792) he was the King of AmaXhosa Nation from:1775 to 1792 and he was the third son of King Phalo kaTshiwo and King Gcaleka KaPhalo had 3 known sons, King Khawuta kaGcaleka (1761), Prince Velelo kaGcaleka and Prince Nqoko kaGcaleka. He became King of the AmaXhosa Nation in 1775 right after his father died.

King Gcaleka KaPhalo faced tried to usurp his father's rule and interclan war broke out resulting in the Xhosa nation to split into two major sub-groups, the AmaXhosa of Rarabe and AmaXhosa of Gcaleka. To this day the AmaGcaleka lineage is recognised as the senior house of the AmaXhosa nation.[1]

Other sources state he became King in 1750 and died in 1778.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AmaGcaleka - Xhosa Culture".