I would consider Jungle Vals to be comparatively good with African Cichlids compared to other Vals.
Generally with Cichlids, there's a very limited number of plants that you can use with hopes of them not getting uprooted/destroyed. That being said, if you insist on using a Val, Jungle Vals are fairly robust and can take a bit of a beating compared to some of it's cousins.
Another Val you can use, assuming you have the right setup, is Vallisneria gigantea. These Vals are a little harder to care for than the Jungle Vals. However, they have broader leaves making it a more difficult target for the Cichlids. If the Vallisneria gigantea is uprooted and destroyed in any way, it will have a harder time rebounding compared to Jungle Vals though as they are not quite as hardy and require better substrate/lighting conditions.
EDIT: Just as a side note. I probably would not even consider using Vals in a Cichlid tank. I'd stick with plants that have roots which attach to wood/rocks/etc. like Java Fern and Anubias. But if you insist on using Vals then I'd say your best bet is to go with the above.
Last edited by 2Shi; 01-08-2013 at 08:44 PM.
Reason: Added side note