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Dingane's Grave



The Death of King Dingane

Brief account of major events leading to the death of King Digane of the Zulus

by Dr Alex Coutts ©

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Dingane's Grave The death of King Dingane - a brief account of major events leading to the death of King Dingane of the Zulus - by Dr Alex Coutts . The community's leader Piet Retief was despatched to negotiate with the Zulu king Dingane, whose army campaigned periodically through the Estcourt and Weenen areas. Dingane's councillors had urged the king to act because the Boers were regarded as invaders. It was agreed that the Zulus under Mpande would drive north through Kranskop to engage Dingane's army near Nongoma, while the Boers escorted Mpande himself through the western region, closing on Dingane from the direction of present-day Vryheid. NATAL AND THE ZULU COUNTRY. HISTORIC NATAL AND ZULULAND. PIETERMARITZBURG: NATAL WITNESS.

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