Zulu Monument

Isandlwana

The Zulu impi at Isandlwana, consisting of three corps under the command of Ntshingwayo kaMahole, Dabulamanzi kaMpande, and Mavumengwana kaNdlela, is estimated to have numbered 20000, and was made up of the uThulwana, uDloko, inDlu-yengewe, inDlondlo, uNokenke, uDududu, umKhulutshane, isaNgqu, umCijo, umHlanga, uVe, inGobamakhosi, and uMbonambi regiments. Armed with throwing spears (assegais), short, stabbing spears (iKlawa), oxhide shields (isiHlangu), war clubs (iWisa), and approximately 15000 assorted rifles in various calibres, they inflicted upon the British Army their greatest defeat at the hand of indigenous troops.

The recently erected Zulu Monument, at left, represents the necklace awarded to Zulus who distinguished themselves in battle.


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Created 26 FEB 2000; Modified 15 MAY 2001
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