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#77 - 09/26/03 09:31 AM Re: Attention: Administrator
Mtshede Offline
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That's a good interpretation T.

But another interpretation Mfowethu is that when Dingane udinge igazi yeNkosi yeZulu uvule indlela ekufeni yeziNkosi zinthathu.

Was Mthwakazi not fortunate that the rule of law was upheld when King Lobengula was chosen by the Regent and Council and then defended by the nation against those who prefered not to abide by national consensus?

Imagine if might had disastrously been allowed to overcome right?

<small>[ 26.09.2003, 11:37: Message edited by: Marcus ]</small>

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#78 - 09/26/03 10:18 PM Re: Attention: Administrator
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Bafowethu,
The fact that after such a heated debate, where amajaha omkhonto have been engaging and challenging each other on matters of such historical value is not only appreciated but it is also significant because of the educational effect it has upon visitors to our "ingxoxo" forum. The fact that people of Ndebele extraction(you are very much included Marcus)themselves are debating these issues and de-mystifying some fallacies is indeed encouraging. So as a parting short, bafowethu let's guard our history jelously like every other nation out there. Look at the Jewish community. Look at the Japanese. Thus, in conclusion,after crossing swords and clinging on each other's throats, we all agree that our Royal Highness King Lobengula did not "sell" the country (which he loved so much), whose father built ngesisa, ngokubekezela,ngobungwanzi obesabekayo,nge zithukuthuku zabobabamkhulu langothando olumangalisayo. King Lobengula unlike "Mbuya Nehanda" fought a valiant battle to the bitter end , and historians of different ideological stripes are all fascinated by his legendary declaration at that difficult period of savegery by the Europeans: King Lobengula declared "Now the time has come to fight the white invaders" This African Prince bafowethu was a warrior "par excellence" . Just early this year I read an article where one British educational commentator was complaining that their kids are still taught the history of someone African King called Lobengula. There you have it. Think of Cecil John Rhodes, he refused to be buried in Westminster Abbey, but chose to be buried in Matopos next to who? Certainly not "Sekuru Kaguvi" but right there next to Lobengula's father King Mzilikazi. Bafowethu we have a rich history lt's cherish it and guard it jelously.

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#79 - 09/26/03 10:24 PM Re: Attention: Administrator
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Many thanks for that inclusion Mnewethu.

It is true to say that King Lobengula was truly everything you say.

He was the repository of national honour and the personification of the sovereignty of a nation and his name will live long after critics who try in a self-defeating way to aggrandize themselves at his expense and so at the expense of an entire nation have deservedly been forgotten.

<small>[ 26.09.2003, 12:26: Message edited by: Marcus ]</small>

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