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Re: What is your most interesting discovery?
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My most profound discovery has been confirmation of my ancestry in Africa. I was told over thirty years ago about my AmaZulu and TshiVenda ancestry. Upon my first visit I was told by one that I found later to be a distant cousin... "You are home now". I took this to mean home in the generic sense but he emphasized that... "You are Zulu". Although I had met with the king, Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu in 1972 and was told that I was a descendant, I did not take it seriously. It would take the trip back to KwaZulu to have it confirmed by people who approached me with it. Later I would find out that my father was aware of it but had not intimated it to me. Since returning to South Africa I found that AmaZulu men were sent by my GGGrandfather to England to learn technology but were later shipped to Virginia circa 1827. I have since met several descendants of the king, uShaka kaSenzangakhona Zulu in eThekwini, South Africa. There are those of his sons, Mhlopekazi, Malangana, Mbuyazi and my great grandfather Intonga kaShaka Zulu. I have met with cousins (brothers and sisters in our culture) who are descendants of all of the AmaZulu kings (Ubumbano Lwabantwana). I feel both proud and humble to have made the connection to my family in Africa. My advice for anyone believed to have AmaZulu blood to contact me.
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