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Dr Zweli Mkhize to Attend the Isandlwana 140 Year Commemoration

The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize will on Friday, 25 January 2019 attend the commemoration of the 140-year anniversary of the battle of Isandlwana.

The battle which pitted AmaZulu then led by His Majesty King Cetshwayo, against the British Army under the command of Major General Lord Chelmsford saw the annihilation of the colonial army. The battle went into the annals of history with no less a figure than Friedrich Engels noting that the “Zulu did what no European army could do. Armed with only pikes and spears, and without firearms, they advanced under a hail of bullets from the breech loaders, right up to the bayonets of the English infantry throwing them into disorder and even beating them back more than once”.

His Majesty King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu will be the main speaker at the historic commemoration.

The details are as follows:

DATE           : Friday, 25 January 2019

TIME            : 10:00 am

VENUE         : Isandlwana Battle Fields, Nquthu


Issued by The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

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