1875‘P.’ inA.M.L. RobinsonSel. Articles from Cape Monthly Mag. (1978) 193The country we were in belonged to the ‘Amapondomisi’, at one time a powerful off-shoot of the ‘Pondos’; but now it is divided and broken up by party strifes.
1901Natives of S. Afr. (S. Afr. Native Races Committee) 3Of the remaining tribes, the Pondomises are chiefly to be found in the divisions of Qumbu, Tsolo, Engcobo, and Umtata.
1913W.C. ScullyFurther Reminisc. 288In Pondomisi history the chief most honoured is ’Ngwanya, who flourished some hundred and fifty years ago.
1927Workers’ Herald 6 Apr. 1From information to hand, it appears that the Pondomise tribe are very sore about having no Paramount Chief of their own.
1949M. Wilson inA.M. Duggan-CroninBantu TribesIII.ii. 13Traditionally the Mpondo and Mpondomise were cattle people, setting great store by their herds, and milk was a most important article of diet.
1981[see quot. at southern NguniNguninounsense 1 b].
1986P. MaylamHist. of Afr. People 21The Nguni can be divided into a northern group — basically the Zulu and the Swazi — and a southern group, including the Xhosa, the Thembu, the Mfengu, the Mpondo and the Mpondomise.
1991J. Coulter inWeekend Post 4 May (Leisure) 3As recently as 1886, remnants of a San family were discovered in Transkei...They had been in the care of Mpondomise chiefs for a long time and were considered the official rainmakers of the western Mpondomise.