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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2018 9:27 p.m. PST

…kaSenzangakhona by Ken Gillings

"King Shaka kaSenzangakhona was the illegitimate son of King Senzangakhona kaJama of the abakwaZulu. When Senzangakhona died in 1816, he was succeeded by his son, Sigujana, who was assassinated within about a week by another half-brother who then disappeared, leaving the way open for Shaka to succeed his father.

Shaka immediately began consolidating his position and forged a close alliance with the Mthetwa under their inkosi, Dingiswayo kaJobe, who was killed by the Ndwandwe in 1818, when Shaka failed to provide support during that particular campaign. Shaka then absorbed the Mthetwa into the abakwaZulu, thus beginning an era of consolidation and subjugation of scattered Nguni-speaking clans and communities, which resulted in the establishment of the Zulu nation as it exists today…."
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