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King Sarhili ka Hintsa commemoration in Hohita, Cofimvaba

UNSUNG HERO, AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu is flanked by royal family members and traditional healers at the King Ntaba Sarhili commemoration held in Hoyita near Cofimvaba Pic- LULA

AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu and Nelson Mandela University Professor Ncedile Saule have expressed concern over how Xhosa history is being portrayed by white historians, saying black people should be allowed to write their own story. The royal and the academic were speaking at an event where the Xhosa kingdom, in partnership ...

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Nongqawuse – The Xhosa Cattle Killings of 1856-57

Nongqawuse (right) and Nonkosi - young Xhosa prophetess

Nongqawuse, (c.1841–c.1898), was a prophetess of the great Xhosa cattle-killing of 1856–1857. Nongqawuse was an orphan living with her uncle Mhlakaza at the Gxarha River in independent Xhosaland, close to the border of the recently colonized territory of British Kaffraria in South Africa. One day in April 1856, she informed ...

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