(born circa 1826, near Eshowe, Zululand [S.Af.]—died Feb. 8, 1884, Eshowe) Last great king of the Zulus (r. 1872–79). Nephew of the great Shaka, Cetshwayo commanded a disciplined army of 40,000. Attacked by the British in 1879, he defeated them at Isandhlwana but lost at Ulundi. Part of his kingdom was returned in 1883, but his rivals drove him out of power.
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'The greatness of a nation lies here'; The final article in the series on the Anglo-Zulu War written by historians Ron Lock and Peter Quantrill, this piece focuses on / the Battle of Ulundi (July 4 1879), which represented Lord Chelmsford's final triumph. It also represents the demise of / King Cetshwayo, the destruction of the old Zulu order and the fragmentation of Zululand under British rule.(News)
Jan 28, 2009; WhiLE Col Evelyn Wood savoured a hard-fought battle on March 29 |1879 at Kambula, Lord Chelmsford had crossed the uTukela River...
In recognition of King Dinuzulu; The unveiling of the statue of the Zulu king is an important milestone in the levelling of our heritage landscape, writes Sibusiso Ndebele, Premier of KwaZulu-Natal.(News)
Sep 19, 2008; In 2006, during the commemoration of the 1906 Bhambatha Poll Tax Uprisings, we commissioned the construction of the statue of...