Langalibalele

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Langalibalele (isiHlubi: meaning 'Sunnyday', also known as Mthethwa (c 1814 – 1889), was king of the amaHlubi, a Bantu tribe in what is the modern-day province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.wikipedia
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While he remained in charge there was but one serious revolt—that of Langalibalele in 1873 against a demand that guns be registered.

Anthony Durnford

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The Natal Colonial government proposed a three-pronged police operation with military support to arrest Langalibalele – initially Lieutenant Colonel Miles was to have overall command, but he was not happy with many details and was happy to hand command over to Major Durnford.
Durnford saw some action during the pursuit of Langalibalele at Bushman's River Pass, where he showed great courage but received two assegai stabs, one in his side, the other in his elbow; severing a nerve thus paralysing his left under-arm and hand for the rest of his life.

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In 1874 he took up the cause of Langalibalele and the Hlubi and Ngwe tribes in representations to the Colonial Secretary, Lord Carnarvon.

Hlubi people

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Langalibalele (isiHlubi: meaning 'Sunnyday', also known as Mthethwa (c 1814 – 1889), was king of the amaHlubi, a Bantu tribe in what is the modern-day province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The amaHlubi, a Bantu tribe speaking a Tekela dialect had settled in the northern part of the province between the Buffalo and Blood Rivers.

John Colenso

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John Colenso, first Bishop of Natal, led the outcry.
In 1874 he took up the cause of Langalibalele and the Hlubi and Ngwe tribes in representations to the Colonial Secretary, Lord Carnarvon.

Charles Rawden Maclean

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Charles Rawden Maclean (John Ross) wrote a letter to the editor of The Times in support of Langalibalele.
In 1875, by now the sole survivor of the Port Natal white community on the 1820s (Isaacs having died in 1872), he wrote a celebrated letter to The Times in support of Langalibalele who had been sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island for insurrection.

Bantu peoples

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Langalibalele (isiHlubi: meaning 'Sunnyday', also known as Mthethwa (c 1814 – 1889), was king of the amaHlubi, a Bantu tribe in what is the modern-day province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Historians are divided as to when the Bantu, a pastoral people, first migrated southward into the province, although most think it was well before 1300. The amaHlubi, a Bantu tribe speaking a Tekela dialect had settled in the northern part of the province between the Buffalo and Blood Rivers.

KwaZulu-Natal

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Langalibalele (isiHlubi: meaning 'Sunnyday', also known as Mthethwa (c 1814 – 1889), was king of the amaHlubi, a Bantu tribe in what is the modern-day province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Settler

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He was born on the eve of the arrival of European settlers in the province.

Mpande kaSenzangakhona

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After conflict with the Zulu king Mpande, he fled with his people to the Colony of Natal in 1848.

Colony of Natal

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After conflict with the Zulu king Mpande, he fled with his people to the Colony of Natal in 1848.

Diamond rush

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During the diamond rush of the 1870s, many of his young men worked on the mines in Kimberley where they acquired guns.

Kimberley, Northern Cape

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During the diamond rush of the 1870s, many of his young men worked on the mines in Kimberley where they acquired guns.

Basutoland

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Langalibalele fled across the mountains into Basutoland, but was captured, tried and banished to Robben Island.

Robben Island

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Langalibalele fled across the mountains into Basutoland, but was captured, tried and banished to Robben Island.

San people

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The Bushmen, a hunter-gatherer people, were the original inhabitants of the modern-day province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Hunter-gatherer

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The Bushmen, a hunter-gatherer people, were the original inhabitants of the modern-day province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Pastoral

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Historians are divided as to when the Bantu, a pastoral people, first migrated southward into the province, although most think it was well before 1300.

Drakensberg

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By the end of the 17th century they had certainly settled there and displaced the Bushmen who migrated into the foothills of the Drakensberg.

Nguni languages

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The amaHlubi, a Bantu tribe speaking a Tekela dialect had settled in the northern part of the province between the Buffalo and Blood Rivers.

Buffalo River (KwaZulu-Natal)

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The amaHlubi, a Bantu tribe speaking a Tekela dialect had settled in the northern part of the province between the Buffalo and Blood Rivers.

Blood River

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The amaHlubi, a Bantu tribe speaking a Tekela dialect had settled in the northern part of the province between the Buffalo and Blood Rivers.

Mthethwa Paramountcy

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During the first decade of the nineteenth century the Mtetwa chief Dingiswayo, a neighbour of the amaHlubi, set about consolidating the various Nguni people under his leadership.

Dingiswayo

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During the first decade of the nineteenth century the Mtetwa chief Dingiswayo, a neighbour of the amaHlubi, set about consolidating the various Nguni people under his leadership.

Nguni people

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During the first decade of the nineteenth century the Mtetwa chief Dingiswayo, a neighbour of the amaHlubi, set about consolidating the various Nguni people under his leadership.