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PostSubject: Matiwane and some of his descendants   Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:14 pm

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Matiwanes son Zikhali took his people south-west to the Drakensberg, to what is now the amaNgwane Tribal Authority. But the amaNgwane had a score to settle and come the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, Zikhalis Horse was raised to fight on the side of the British. The mounted troop was largely annihilated at the battle of Isandlwana.
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PostSubject: Matiwane and some of his descendants    Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:59 am

I dont think there were to many mounted Natives killed at Isandlawna at all , they left , and managed to provide covering fire
at the F.D Crossing ! . Others escaped along the RD road . Dont know where or from whom these captions are coming from !! scratch scratch
There were a lot of Natives killed , Yes .....NNC .........unmounted ! Happy to be corrected ! .
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