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Black Political Awakening in Rhodesia

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series History of the amaNdebele

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series History of the amaNdebeleIn the short history of Zimbabwe ZAPU, or the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union, has tended to be regarded as a predominantly amaNdebele party, which latterly has certainly been the case, but at its founding it was a continuation of the determinedly multi-racial […]

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Crossing the Limpopo

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series History of the amaNdebele

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series History of the amaNdebeleFor the victorious Boer horsemen the sight of the amNdebele streaming north through the mountain passes of the Dwarsberg must have carried with it more than a sense of simple satisfaction. In the tradition of conquest and counter conquest theirs was now […]

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Ndebele Exodus from Zululand

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series History of the amaNdebele

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series History of the amaNdebeleIt was an apprehensive Mzilikazi who slowly emerged from the Ngome forests and cautiously led his people northwards out of Zululand. Incrementally the vulnerable body of women, children and fighting men probed forward, frequently pausing to take stock, fearing at the same […]

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Mzilikazi

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series History of the amaNdebele

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series History of the amaNdebeleIt has often been proved by history that the formula for greatness lies in being born in the right place and at the right time, and such was certainly the case with Mzilikazi kaMashobane. Mzilikazi was a man whose particular symmetry of […]

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