South Wales Daily News, 27 June 1879:
Raised in Parliament:
The Zulu War
Colonel Stanley, in reply to Mr O'Donnell, said there was no reason to believe that Zulu villages were burnt from wantonness, but simply from military necessity, one definition of which, he stated, was that they should not afford cover to the enemy. He had no information that Colonel Brubent had obtained the surrender of certain Basutos by throwing dynamite into a cave.