Above, it was written : "John Laband independently confirms, in his book, ‘The Anglo-Zulu War,’ that Somopho’s force comprised 115 companies of over 100 men each, totalling some 12,000 attacking force "
Anyone knows the source of this quotation of Laband ???. I've never heard of a source or it is stated that there were 115 companies in the Zulu Royal Army at Gingindlovu. The Zulu Royal Army of 12,000 Zulu warriors, yes, but 115 companies in the Zulu Royal Army at 100 men each, no.
nor Gingindlovu, nor in other battles ...
Here is the organizational structure of the Zulu army in this battle:
uVe 500 Warriors 10 Amaviyo
Ngobamakhosi 4900 70
umCijo 3000 60
Umhlanga 500 10
uMbonambi 1000 20
uThulwane 1500 30
Total 11,400 190