There are 2 main translations of have in isiZulu

: have1have2

have1

-na-

verbhas, having, had

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    -na-
    -ne-
    -no-
    ‘I have a brother in Durban’ Nginomfowethu eThekwini.
    ‘Londi has a problem at home; she will not come to work today’ ULondi unenkinga ekhaya, ngeke eze emsebenzini namuhla.
    ‘We had enough money left to spoil ourselves with a restaurant meal’ Besinemali eningi esele ukuthi sizijabulise ngokudla kwasesitolo esithengisa ukudla osekulungile.

There are 2 main translations of have in isiZulu

: have1have2

have2

-ile

auxiliary verbhas, having, had

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    -ile
    -e
    -a
    ‘I have seen her today but she has probably left by now’ Ngimbonile namuhla kepha kungenzeka ukuthi usehambile njengamanje.
    ‘We were all relieved after we had finished writing exams’ Sake sakhululeka sonke emva kokuba sibhale izifundo zokuhlolwa.
    ‘Having eaten supper, we cleared the table’ Sesidle isidlo sasebusuku, siye saqoqa etafuleni.

Usage

The above examples show that 'have' is used with another verb to form the past tense of that verb.