HEBREWS: A presentation on the Bantu Hebrews/ Lost Tribes of Israel in Sub-Saharan Africa and the world. By HRH Prince Sibusiso Mnyayiza Zulu

The purpose of this presentation is to address the misunderstanding that the South African Bantu’s are the modern day Canaanites and prove that the South African Bantus and the Sub-Saharan bantus are part of the lost tribes of Israel alongside the rest of the bantu hebrews scattered across the world.

Hosea 4:6
[6]My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

The books and links below i strongly recommended as to gain a good persepctive on this presentation and purpose thereof.

*The Jews of Ethiopia: The Birth of an Elite
Book edited by Tudor Parfitt


*From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History of the
Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews
Book by Rudolph R. Windsor



*Zepheniah 3 vs 10







How the Bantus Permanently Changed the Face
of Africa 2,000 Years Ago (History of the Bantu
Peoples) YOUTUBE https://youtu.be/d2CkqHdkUcI

* Scriptures that fit the Hebrews in Sub-Saharan Africa (Bantu) and focused on South Africa specifically:

*Deuteronomy 28:21,29,33-34,37,43-46,48-51,59-61,64-67
[21]The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.

(High cases of sicknesses etc. To a point where HIV/Aids was among the highest in the world in South Africa)

[29]And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

(Apartheid, blacks being hunted by government, shootings etc.)

[33]The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:

(The Dutch and British that came to conquer The Bantu in South Africa, from land to mining industry)

[34]So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

(Rebellion against the apartheid government)

[37]And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.

(The word “Kaffir” which was given to the Bantu in South Africa by the oppressors, equivalent tobthe word “Niggar/Nigger”. The word Kaffir in arabic means “one that doesn’t believe in God. Being a punishment for turning away from God to worship other gods. – the bantu were labelled “people of the book” by arabs and assyrians during the atlantic slave trade and bantu migration into Africa)

[43]The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

(Apartheid government treated bantus/blacks as tho they are below them, less than human and therefore they cannot live amongst them, it was so bad that we had to travel with our identity documents because we were considered illegal otherwise. )

[44]He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

(Banking system, which liberates the whites that profited in apartheid, but keeps the bantu/blacks in debt, even globally. They took the little we had aquired upon our arrival in South Africa around 1600AD (estimated) (land, cattle etc.)

[45]Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:

(Amount of blacks that died from diseases and to all the calamity caused by apartheid.)

[46]And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.

(Why the bantu/negroe still suffers till today, even more than Hamites.)

[48]Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

(Most black employed people during aparthied were working for whites and white owned establishments, from working at the mines, to farms, to simple jobs in the cities or towns. A white uneducated man would instantly get a superior job above any black man in south africa who was more educated simply because of his skin colour. After aparthied, South Africa created what is called BEE – black economic empowerment, to try rectify the injustice done to the black people that have suffered as a result of the oppression.)

[49]The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

(Dutch, British that came to South Africa on ships obviously speaking thier “foreign languages”. In fact, bantu languages have the closest dialects to ancient Hebrew – Research the term bantu – a zulu word for people. Which comes from the Hebrew word Bayithu-ela.

[50]A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

(Dutch, British that came to South Africa)

[51]And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.

(The oppression by the dutch and english, how they placed the bantu in skwatter kamps and took all the best land for themselves and renamed it after thier ancestors and themselves)

[59]Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.

(HIV/Aids, TB, Malaria etc.)

[60]Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.

(Research the sicknesses in african countires, specifically Sub-saharan Africa. )

[61]Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

(Sub-saharan Africa – Ebola, HIV Aids etc. None of these are in the bible)

[64]And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

(South Africa is as South as it gets in terms of human population on the African continent.)

[65]And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:

(We still suffer till this day as a result of whats been happening and what happened to us. You still hear of cases of blacks being burried in coffins alive, being transported in cages like animals, being used for target practice in isolated places here in South Africa.)

[66]And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:

(There would be raids at night or even randomly during the day, blacks could not rest. Youd be sleeping and the police would come in and drag the males out of the house and do Lord knows what to them. )

[67]In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

(**This was so bad that my grand mother once dressed my older brother in my cousins dress and concealed him under the bed from the white cops, to stop them from taking him away for whatever reason. He was about 10yrs old or so at that time.**)

More research


**Zulu History**

I myself am a Zulu royal, a descendant of Shaka Zulu, and his royal lineage via King Mpande.

Sibusiso kaMpande kaThandabantu kaTitus kaMnyayiza kaNdabuko ka Mpande kaSenzangakhona kaJama

Zulu means Heaven/Sky
AmaZulu means people of Heaven/The Sky


Origins of Zulu people

Around the Great Lake regions of
Central and East Africa lived the Bantu,

which in the language of the Zulus is a
collective noun for people’. The Nguni
people also lived in this region and they
were the direct ancestors of the Zulu
people. They were called Zulu after the
individual who headed a migration from
Egypt to the Great Lakes via the corridor
of the Red Sea.


Full video

In Zulu folklore links are said to exist
between the Zulu people, Egypt, the Old
Testament and Israel.


The new home
land of the Ngumi people was called
Embo. Contemporary Zulu story tellers
still refer to this mystical land of Embo.
The Ngumi people existed as
pastoralists and subsistence farmers.
Wealth was measured in cattle. A
practice still kept up to this present day
and a custom which still exists in many
regions of Africa.

*This was during the dispersal of The 10 tribes into Africa and some of Judah dwelling in Egypt during the times of Jeremiah and 70AD.

Jeremiah 43:7,11-12
[7]So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
[11]And when he cometh, he shall smite the land of Egypt, and deliver such as are for death to death; and such as are for captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword to the sword.
[12]And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace.

The following information is quoted directly from a book that i highly recommend:

*The Jews of Ethiopia: The Birth of an Elite
Book edited by Tudor Parfitt

In 1818 a ruthlessly efficient military organisation had been introduced by Shaka, the great Zulu warrior king, which led to violent readjustments in much of south-eastern Africa. Following the assassination of Shaka in 1828, Dingane seized the throne and by the 1850s a new king, Panda, and his heir Cetewayo had established a more or less settled form of government. In 1844 the British annexed Natal. The largely British settlers were acutely aware that to the north there was a powerful Zulu state with a strong military capacity and as a result considerable interest in Zulu customs and traditions was generated. A similar interest no doubt existed among the Zulus with respect to western traditions and customs, and perhaps particularly in the way it was appropriate to react to imperial, colonial, missionary and broadly western sources of power. From a Zulu standpoint the fixing of their own identity faced with such an array of foreigners – from the English to white and black Americans, from Central European to Dutch Jews, from Indians to Malays, from traders to Imperial agents – presented an overwhelming challenge. There were a number of stratagems. One invoked the obvious historical analogy of Sparta in the struggle to understand the Zulus.76 The imposition and indeed acceptance of an Israelite identity formed part of this attempt at mutual understand- ing and fell in between and somewhat complicated the classical opposition of ‘blacks’ and ‘whites’, which was to dominate the future of interethnic relationships in the future.

Serious British interest in the Zulus dates back to the 1830s. Not long after Chaka’s murder Captain Allen Gardiner had started off from the Cape on a diplomatic mission to forge relations with the new Zulu king. Using the opportunity to preach the Gospel, Gardiner made every attempt to inform himself about this new mission field and particularly to find out about local religions. As he explained in his book Narrative of a Journey to the Zoolu Country in South Africa what struck him most about the religion of the Zulus was the immanent albeit almost forgotten presence of the memory of a supreme deity. But immediately he took the customs of the Zulus to be ‘apparently of Jewish origin’. Some of the customs he enumerated included circumcision, the tradition of a younger brother marrying the widow of his deceased brother (levirate marriage), the daubing of the lintels of homes in times of sickness, the festival of the first fruits and so on. As a way of connecting Zulus with Israelite sacred history, while at the same time explaining their colour and the distance in some cases of their traditions from those set out in the Bible, he also mentioned that the name ‘Ham’ was a common one among the Zulus.

As British power was extended further east the same discourse continued. Throughout the 1850s Zulus were identified as Jews. Their settled, pastoral life and their religious and social customs were evidence enough of this. G.R. Peppercorne, the magistrate of Pafana Location, observed to the Native Affairs Commission that in fact the Zulus practised a sort of ancient Judaism: ‘A general type of the customs and laws of the Ama-Zulu may be found in the early history of the Hebrews.’78 Peppercorne suggested that any European who wanted to understand Zulu customs had only to read the Old Testament. Zulu polygamy, marriage customs, even atti- tudes towards work were all described in the appropriate biblical passage. Henry Francis Fynn, who had established a small Zulu chieftaincy in the 1820s and had spent decades living among them noted: ‘I was surprised to find a considerable resemblance between many of the [Zulu] customs and those of the Jews.’ These included: ‘War offerings; sin offerings; propitiatory offerings; Festival of first fruits . . . periods of uncleanness, on the decease of relatives and touching the dead; Circumcision; Rules regarding chastity; rejec- tion of swine’s flesh.’ Fynn concluded that in view of ‘the nature of semblance of many of their customs to those of the ancient Jews, as prescribed under the Levitical priesthood I am led to form the opinion that the [Zulu] tribes have been very superior to what they are at the present time’.79 A similar analysis was made by John Colenso (1814–83), the famous Cambridge-educated biblical scholar, mathematician and Christian Socialist, who was ordained Bishop of Natal in 1853. He arrived in Natal the following year and quickly became fluent in Zulu; (he went on to publish a grammar and dictionary of the language). Colenso was convinced that the two Zulu names for God embraced perfectly the notions of the divine ‘contained in the Hebrew words Elohim and Jehovah’.80 So close indeed were the resemblance’s, according to Bishop Colenso, that he frequently suggested that anyone who wanted to really understand the Bible had best study Zulu customs. Zulu ‘habits and even the nature of their country so nearly correspond to those of the ancient Israelites, that the very scenes are brought continually, as it were, before their eyes, and vividly realised in a practical point of view’. Practically everything about the Zulus from their lunar calendar to the order of religious feasts seemed to reflect an Israelite past:

The Zulu keeps his annual feasts, and observes the New Moons as the old Hebrew did. The very Zulus have their festivals at the beginning of the Southern Spring and at the end of our Autumn, corresponding to the ‘feast of the first fruits’ and the ‘feast of the ingathering’ of the ancient Hebrews.

Bishop Colenso was so convinced of the authenticity of the Zulu traditions, and so convinced that they were purer traditions than those preserved elsewhere, that he went on to write important theological works based in part on Zulu oral tradition. Colenso was called ‘father of the people’ by the Zulus and became their advo- cate: in most matters he took the side of the Zulus. His theological work provoked the most violent protests and vilification (some 140 books were written in opposition to his views) and led to his being deposed from his bishopric. (He refused to budge and for a while there were two parallel Anglican bishops of Natal!) Colenso was not merely a theologian. He threw himself into contemporary anthropological debates, in which he stressed the dignity and humanity of the Zulus while rejecting the social Darwinisn which sought to categorise them, like other Africans, as an inferior group lagging behind in the evolutionary race. Colenso’s espousal of an Israelite origin for the Zulus may thus be seen within a liberal tradition and his reading of their traditions as a mechanism in his fight against the forces of racism and conservatism.81

In 1901 the linguist and magistrate James Stuart spent a day at the Royal Hotel in Ladysmith interviewing three Zulu elders in an attempt to recreate something of the Zulu past. In these conver- sations one of the Zulus, Lazarus Mxaba, traced Zulu history back STRUCTION OF JEWISH IDENTITIES IN AFRICA

to ancient Israel and Greece. Many customs of the Zulus, main- tained Mxaba, were common to Jews as well: he specifically mentioned the butchering of sacrificial meat and the burning of incense for sacrificial and other ritual purposes. He also maintained that the Jews, like the Zulus, slit their earlobes. These common features proved to Mxaba that there had been contact between the Jews and the Zulus in the past. Stuart accepted that such common features existed but could not understand how the Zulus could be descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel since they had lost any knowledge of the Godhead. Mxaba pointed out that even the Israelites had forgotten their God and started worshipping the Golden Calf; if the Israelites could forget in such a short time, clearly it was not surprising that in the course of the centuries the Zulus had forgotten too. Stuart mentioned that in fact there were those in Britain who believed that the British too were descended from the Lost Tribes: Mxaba wanted to know what points in common existed between the British and the Jews. Stuart had no ready reply. Mxaba was unimpressed: he was convinced that it was the Zulus who in fact were the lost children of Israel and that they would be redeemed when they remembered and starting worship- ping their lost and unknown God. As Chidester put it: ‘By 1900 the comparison between the Zulu and the Jews had been thoroughly internalised in Zulu reflections upon their own religious heritage’.

source: The Jews of Ethiopia: The Birth of an Elite
Book edited by Tudor Parfitt, pg 22 – 25


Genesis 9:18-29
[18]And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

[19]These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

[20]And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

[21]And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

[22]And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

[23]And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.

[24]And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.

[25]And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

[26]And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

[27]God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

[15]And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

[16]And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

[17]And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

[18]And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.

[19]And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

[20]These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

(If we south african bantu are canaanites then the bible lied, which is not the case, because in south africa, apartheid officially ended in 1994, with the ANC coming into power. No one is serving Japheth or here. We got liberated. Which is what God said would happen if we turned back to him. – Deuteronomy 28 blessings)

There was great prayer and revival among the South African bantu during apartheid, especially towards our freedom in 1994.

**More on canaanites**


The Canaanites were a group of ancient
people who lived in the land of Canaan on the
eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Canaan
is described in the Bible as extending from
Lebanon toward the Brook of Egypt in the south
and the Jordan River Valley in the east. In the
Bible, notably in Genesis 10 and Numbers 34 , this
was called the “land of Canaan” and occupies the
same area that is occupied by modern Lebanon
and Israel, plus parts of Jordan and Syria.

The Canaanites are mentioned over 150 times in
the Bible. They were a wicked, idolatrous people
descended from Noah’s grandson Canaan, who
was a son of Ham ( Genesis 9:18 ). Canaan was
cursed because of his and his father’s sin against
Noah ( Genesis 9:20–25 ).

In some passages,
Canaanites specifically refers to the people of the
lowlands and plains of Canaan ( Joshua 11:3 ); in
other passages, Canaanites is used more broadly
to refer to all the inhabitants of the land, including
the Hivites, Girgashites, Jebusites, Amorites,
Hittites, and Perizzites (see Judges 1:9–10 ).

The land of Canaan was the land God promised to
give to Abraham’s descendants ( Genesis 12:7 ).
The Canaanites are described in the Bible as a
large and fierce people, not easily defeated, so the
Israelites would need divine help to come against
them, defeat them, and take their land away. God
promised Moses and Joshua that help ( Joshua
1:3 ).

After the Exodus, when the Lord told Moses to
invade Canaan, Moses sent a group of spies into
the land of Canaan to see what the people were

The spies came back with a report that was
both encouraging and daunting. The fruit of the
land was huge—it took two men to carry back one
cluster of grapes ( Numbers 13:23 )—and the land
was bountiful in many other ways.

However, the
Canaanites were strong, and the cities were large
and fortified. Also, the Israelite spies had seen
what they described as Nephilim and the


descendants of Anak there ( Numbers 13:28 , 33 )—
next to these fierce people, the Israelites saw
themselves as “grasshoppers” (verse 33). In the
end, the Israelites were so afraid of the
Canaanites that they refused to go into the land
God had promised to them. Only Joshua and
Caleb were confident that God would help them
defeat the Canaanites. Because of their
unwillingness to trust God, that generation of
Israelites was denied entry into Canaan ( Numbers
14:30-35 ).

After Moses’ death, Joshua was called by God to
lead the people of Israel through the Jordan River
and into the Promised Land. The first city they
came to was Jericho, a strong-walled city of the
Canaanites. Joshua believed God and told the
people that God would drive the Canaanites out of
the land so that Israel could take the land of
Canaan ( Joshua 3:10 ). The fall of Jericho was a
supernatural event, as God overthrew that city
( Joshua 6 ).

This victory was a sign to the people
of Israel and to the people of Canaan that God had
given the land of Canaan to the Israelites.
Despite a long campaign against the inhabitants
of Canaan, there remained several pockets of
Canaanites in Israel after the land had been
divided among the twelve tribes ( Judges 1:27–
36 ).

Some of the Canaanites who remained in
Israel were pressed into forced labor, but many
strongholds remained in the land. The partial
obedience of Israel, resulting in these Canaanite
citadels, caused much trouble throughout the time
of the Judges .

Recommended Resource: The Popular Handbook
of Archaeology and the Bible by Geisler & Holden

***The link below will show you who the canaanites are today. The Afrikaner (Dutch) justified persecution against us the bantu Hebrews here in South Africa by claiming we are the descendants of the Canaanites. By so wrongly doing cursing us…***

Genesis 12:2-7
[2]And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

[3]And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

[4]So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

[5]And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

[6]And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

[7]And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.


***Now on the issue of Japheth****

Genesis 10:1-5
[1]Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

[2]The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

(Please do us both a favour and research these names.)

[3]And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

( Ashkenazi Jews – they are descendants of “JAPHETH” not “SHEM”. THEY ARE NOT THE DESCENDANTS OF ISRAEL)

[4]And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

[5]By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.


It is very vital to know who we are and who’s we are as people. The Bantu are Hebrews, the descendants of ancient biblical Israel, and has been scattered across the world, “INCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA”. A lot of our (bantu) history has been stolen, and was even labeled “Bantu education” for further deceit and was especially tailored to deceive, deprive and oppress. I urge all of our fellow brothers and sister to wake up, to know who you are.

Hosea 4:2,6
[6]My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

It is through turning back to our God, Yahweh (I AM), and only through his begotten son Jesus Christ (Yeshua), A Hebrew.

Proof that Jesus and the Israelites were black and the descendants ARE still black, bantu.


A black bantu Judean “AND NOT THE IMAGE OF A WHITE JESUS, THE MEDIA HAS DECIEVED US WITH” – Daniel 7, Daniel 10, Ezekiel 40, that we can prosper as a nation, a people.

I must state that this truth, does not mean one should hate the gentiles who persecuted us, the whites that oppressed us, for God loves both Hebrew and Gentile. The goal is rather for us as a people “bantu/Hebrews” to wake up and know who we are.

Blessing to all.

A presentation by Sibusiso Mnyayiza.