Phalo kaTshiwo

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King Phalo kaTshiwo was the king of the AmaXhosa Nation from 1736 until his death in 1775.

King Phalo KaTshiwo (Born:1702-Died:1775) was the second son of King Tshiwo KaNgconde but his older brother Prince Gwali KaTshiwo was from a junior wife and so King Phalo KaTshiwo was in line for the AmaXhosa throne. King Tshiwo KaNgconde died the same year of King Phalo's birth so his uncle Prince Mdange KaTogu took over the reins as regent. Prince Gwali KaNgconde joined forces with Prince Ntinde KaTogu , chief of the AmaNtinde clan, to overthrow King Phalo KaTshiwo but was not successful.

King Phalo KaTshiwo had five sons Prince Langa kaPhalo (1705), Prince Rarabe kaPhalo (1722), King Gcaleka kaPhalo (whose mother, Thandela, was the daughter of the AmaMpondomise monarch King Phahlo and sister to Queen Mamani kaPhahlo.[1][2]), Prince Lutshaba kaPhalo (1730) and Prince Nukwa kaPhalo.


  1. ^ Scheub, Harold (2009). Shadows: Deeper Into Story. ISBN 9781893311862.
  2. ^ Scheub, Harold (1996). The Tongue Is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid. ISBN 9780299150945.