Izingane ZoMa

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Izingane Zoma are a Maskanda group from Nquthu, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Their politically inspired songs have attracted wide discussion and chart success in their home country.This vocal trio have enjoyed a string of gold and platinum-level record sales in the South African market. The group were SATMA nominees in 2011, in the category of Best Video.[1]

Best-selling songs by year:

  • "Msholozi" 2006[2][3]
  • "Mzilikaze kaMashobane" 2011 June[4]
  • "Obama" (album) 2011 September[5]
  • "uMalema" 2011 November[6]

The group includes: Thandoluni Phungula - lead vocals Bongekile Ngobese - vocals Tholakele Ngobese - vocals

All of the group's songs are composed by the Khuzwayo brothers - Shobeni and Busani. Shobeni is also the Producer of the group, while Busani regularly performs guitar.

The live band includes drums, bass guitar, guitar, concertina, plus of course the vocals and dancers.


  1. ^ https://archive.is/20120910013117/http://www.satmaawards.co.za/index.php/component/content/article/25-satma/96-2011-nominees. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "'Msholozi' trio fuels Zuma controversy - South Africa | IOL News". IOL.co.za. 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Africa | Soaring sales for pro-Zuma song". BBC News. 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  4. ^ Sitahbile, Mafu. "Bulawayo24 NEWS | Ndebeles under an apartheid system in Zimbabwe: Zulu singers". Bulawayo24.com. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  5. ^ Ncube, Chris. "Anti-Mugabe production set to win". The Zimbabwean. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  6. ^ "DJs suspended over anti-Malema song". The South African. 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 

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