Buthelezi central to recent Zulu kingdom reinventions

09 May 2021 - 00:00 By BUSANI NGCAWENI

Let us recall that after the battle of Ulundi in 1879, Zululand became a British territory and the Zulu kingdom almost ceased to be. That was the first end of the kingdom.

Successive kings did not rule Zululand; they were merely cultural symbols to their subjects. The British Empire would from time to time expect them to keep the natives in check...

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