The surname Baloyi comes a very long way and it should not have been Baloyi originally or Mathebula as both were a corruption of the original name. That said there are numerous surnames that have their lineage roots from the Baloyi line. The word Baloyi is actually Varozwi because the Baloyi's come from Zimbabwe we are from the Rozwi empire under Changamire that's why we say hi Valodzwi or you hear people saying Mulodzwi, Balodzwi, Murozwi, Mulodzwi. We also come from a place called Vukhalanga in Zimbabwe. Our most famous and most common ancestor of the Baloyi's is Changamire ie the first Changamire because in the past there was what was called the Changamire dynasty one of the most powerful dynasties to rule in Africa and Southern Africa the Changamires were the rulers of the Rozwi empire. There were several Changamires (Kings) after the First Changamire, the word Changamire was a title used for the King. It happened that the last Changamire (Changamire Gulukhulu ) who remained in Zimbabwe banished one of his Sons Gwambe our Ancestor. Gwambe found His way with others to Mozambique when speaking of the Baloyi's Gwambe is the one ancestor that started the journey of the Baloyi's and surnames which are of Baloyi lineage. Gwambe had many Sons. 1. Xivodze/Mukansi/Magoveni 2. Xifunwana 3. Lowani 4. Ximbukutsu 6. Mpon'wa 7. Mphondwana. Gwambe disqualified His first two Sons from His first wife from being the King after Him the first being Xivodze/Magoveni/Mukansi the second being Xifunwana. Gwambe then gave the throne to His first born Son Lowani from his second wife. Most of Gwambe Sons established their own Kingdoms. There are plenty of surnames which fall under the Baloyi lineage who all come from the descendents of Gwambe I will name a few. Lowani, Ximange,Mahlathi, Xilowa, Maxavela, Masavani, Xitsavi/N'wamitwa,Malamule, Hasani, Ribungwani, Xikukwane,Mandhlakazi, Xiseve, Makaringe, Xihlomulo, Munyamani, Nkuzana, Nkami, Nkhavi, Phangweni, Makhuva, Munyuku, Mahuntsi, Mahungu, Xirilele, Ntuli, Ntshuxi, Mongwe, Makhaveni etc For more detailed info on the Baloyi Lineages Whatsapp 0670654551.
When doing CLAN Praises it's important to know your family tree then if you want after you can use the ancestors which you feel based on what you heard about them identify with you and other common clan praises you like.NB Do not mix lineages we have common ancestors only to a certain point as time goes lineages split. Ni Sagwadi wa Patiriki, Patiriki wa Jonas, Jonas wa Benyamin,Benyamin wa Ximange, Ximange wa Nkukwane, Nkukwana wa Thlathlathla, Thlathlatha wa Madzenge, Madzenge wa Nhlongeni, Nhlongeni wa Nxolwane/Gutse, Nxolwane/Gutse wa Xikungulu/Macenjani , Xikungulu/Macenjani wa Lowani, Lowani wa Gwambe, Gwambe wa Gulukhulu/Changamire Gulukhulu, Ghulukhulu wa Xirimbi/Changamire Xirimbi , Xirimbi wa Nelombe/Changamire Nelombe, Nelombe wa Changamire/Changamire1, Changamire wa Matope Nyanhehwe Nebeza, Matope Nyanhehwe Nebeza wa Nyatsimba Mutota, Nyatsimba Mutota wa Nembire. Ni Changameri, ni Gwambe ni Gutse ra mananga ni Madzenge hi Mina Ximange, ni Khalanga nchila ava ololi loko wo olola wa tshoveka ni mthondolovani ni Murozwi.
Baloyi,Makaringe,Xilowa. ndzi mthondolovhana wa gwamba,wa Madanci,wa Nengwani,wa Magulasavi,wa Makhuva, wa Nkami, wa Phangweni, wa Ghulukhulu, wa Changamire. Ndzi ncila ava ololi loko wo olola wu ta tshoveka wu oloriwa hi mbita ya nyama, ndzi mudyi wa swipame, mudyi wa mihandzu, ndzi khandziya nsinya ndzi chika hi marhavi, ahee khalanga ahee murodzwi ahee ntukulu wa gwamba na dzavani
when we do clan praise we normaly start by famly tree praise e.g: Ni n'wana Risenga wa Risimati wa Magulasava Wa Makhuva wa Nkami wa Phangweni wa Gulukhulu wa Ncangameri hi vaka Maguguy'mhunti makandziya n'weti, Mangondo ya N'wa-Ncanti Hi huma exihaheni ka N'wa-Nkome, ndzi Phondom'hle Baloy i!!! Khalanga. Nyimba hi vaka Xikungulu x mati. this kind of praise it will make us not to marry among our selves becouse we belong to the same blood line in the famaly tree. at baloyi clan we have plus or minus 11 sub-clan which are called ti then we are allowed to marry from one of the sub-clan.
wa ka ncila awu oloki,loko u oloka wa tshoveka, hi va dyi va swipamu................. MATHEBULA! ITS ACTUALLY MATHEBULA-CUM BALOYI. THE MEANING IS THE SAME FROM THE WORD "UKUTHEBULA (LOYA)"!! SO THEY THOUGHT "BALOYI" IS THE SAME AS MATHEBULA. THIS IS NOT A SOTHO STOCK SURNAME IS ORIGINALLY NGUNI AND GOT DISPERSED AMONG DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES.