Dingiswayo


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Dingiswayo

 

Date of birth unknown; died 1818. Leader after 1808 of the Mthethwa clan of the Zulus, who had settled in the valley of the Umfolozi River in southern Africa. Dingiswayo significantly strengthened the troops of the Mthethwa clan by reorganizing the army and improving the training of soldiers. He created an alliance of the tribes who inhabited the region between the Pongola and Tugela rivers. Dingiswayo headed the Zulus’ preparations for armed resistance to the English and Boer colonizers, who were attempting to seize land that belonged to the Zulus. Dingiswayo’s work was continued by one of his closest assistants, Shaka (Chaka).

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"Let us be going to Dingiswayo; the Umtetwa people will protect us."
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Other artists that have performed with the band include Abdul Ala, Atsu and Prosper Dagadu, Moeketse Gibe, Charles Maema, Gavin Bonner, Rod Triton and Dingiswayo Juma, and Zenzele Ngwenya.
Before his end, Chaka dreams of "Dingiswayo, and all his praiseworthy deeds as he tried to instill the spirit of humanity into his people, and he saw himself destroying all those beautiful deeds [...]" (Chaka, trans.
The drive for a centralised state on the part of King Shaka and his predecessor, Dingiswayo, was therefore said to be undertaken with the chief objective of extending rule over a wider ecological zone for a larger range of grazing and arable lands.
In exile, Chaka accepts the protection of a more powerful and benevolent king, Dingiswayo, and assists him in defeating the ruthless and cruel king Zwide.
His association with his military godfather, Dingiswayo under whose leadership he gained most of his military experience was instrumental to the formation of his military regiments.
Dhlomo's royal trilogy, he turned his attention to an idealised Zulu past as a source of national romanticism: Dingiswayo's pre-Shakan era and the glorious but unsuccessful uprising of his namesake, Bhambada kaMancinza.
His natural father Yohane Banda - now happily remarried - is celebrating the birth of son Dingiswayo on July 19.
17), to lure Dingiswayo, chief of the Mthethwa clan, to his death.
They were first forged into a coherent people in the early nineteenth century under a leader named Dingiswayo. Small, brightly colored, imported glass beads had already been introduced to the region through Portuguese trading posts along the Indian Ocean coast.
Born about 1770 as Godongwana in what is now southern Zululand along the lower Umfolzi River, a younger son of the Mtetwa chieftain Jobe; he fled after the failure of a plot to assassinate Jobe, and took the name Dingiswayo, "the troubled one," to cover his trail (c.