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Dingaan insisted that the Voortrekkers should first recover some cattle which Sikonyella, chief of the Mantatisi in Northern Lesotho, had stolen from him, before the question of land for the Voortrekkers could be discussed.
Thereafter Dingaan drew up a treaty whereby the Voortrekkers received all the land between the Tugela and the Umzimvubu "and from the sea to the north as far as the land may be useful and in my possession".
Dingaan would often look at the sky and say, : "my children are hungry", and then nod his head to his executioners who would select people from the public throng to feed the vultures.
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 South African Military History Society - The personal diary of “William Wood, Interpreter to Dingaan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pieter Retief, accompanied by forty of their servants, all well armed, with a view of convincing Dingaan that they meant him no harm, attacked a chief who was an enemy of the king, and defeated him, taking from him about seven thousand head of cattle, which he had captured from him on a former occasion.
Dingaan gladly received the cattle; but his attention was arrested by sixty horses and eleven guns which the farmers had taken from the enemy, and he told them he must also have them.
On Retief approaching Dingaan, the latter told him to acquaint the farmers at Natal, as soon as he arrived there, of the king's desire that they should soon come and possess the land he had given them; also to remember him to them.
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 Voortrekkers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Upon reconsideration, Dingaan doublecrossed the Voortrekkers, killing their leader Piet Retief along with half of the Voortrekker settlers who had followed them to Natal.
Andries Pretorius filled the leadership vacuum hoping to enter into negotiations for peace if Dingaan would restore the land he had granted to Retief.
When Dingaan sent around twelve thousand Zulu warriors (impis) to attack the local contingent of Voortrekkers in response, the Voortrekkers defended theselves at a battle at Nacome River (called the Battle of Blood River) on 16 December 1838 where the vastly outnumbered Voortrekker contingent defeated the Zulu impis (warriors).
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 History of SOUTH AFRICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
So Dingaan is the Zulu king who confronts the Boer trekkers when they reach Natal.
Dingaan next turns his attention to the Boer trekkers who are already spreading out along the Tugela and its tributaries (the majority are camped near the Bloukrans river).
Dingaan is finally removed from the scene after a battle in January 1840 in which his impi are defeated by those of Mpande (with Boer support).
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=3466&HistoryID=aa62   (3048 words)

  
 Nada The Lily - H. Rider Haggard - Free Online Library
Now, awhile since Dingaan dispatched an embassy to the chief of the Halakazi asking the Lily in marriage, and the chief of the Halakazi sent back insolent words, saying that the Beauty of the Earth should be given to no Zulu dog as a wife.
Dingaan came out on that day and sat on a stool in front of the cattle kraal, and by him stood a man holding a shield over his head to keep the sun from him.
Dingaan said that it was good, and put his mark upon it, and Retief and all the Boers were pleased, and smiled across their faces.
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 Piet Retief
In the same letter he pointed to the Voortrekker defeat of King Mzilikazi as a tactic to threaten King Dingaan and prevent him from attacking the Voortrekkers.
Dingaan tested the military capability of Retief's men by asking them to retrieve his cattle from Chief Sekonyela.
Dingaan was also suspicious that the Voortrekkers were planning to ambush him.
home.intekom.com /southafricanhistoryonline/pages/people/retief-p.htm   (718 words)

  
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Next day the Boers were received in farewell audience by Dingaan, by whose orders they were treacherously surrounded and led out to the place of execution, a hill of mimosas outside the royal kraal, where they were put to death.
Dingaan fled and the column marched on to Umgungundhlovu, where Retief's mouldering body was found on the hill of mimosas, and on it the deed of grant of land at Durban.
But the fatal and grotesque alliance with Panda, which culminated in his installation as King of the Zulus by Pretorius in 1840, and which was entirely inconsistent with the attitude hitherto assumed towards the natives, was the undoing of the trekkers of 1836.
www.gutenberg.org /dirs/1/5/6/9/15699/15699.txt   (17405 words)

  
 Piet Retief
Dingaan, his half-brother, murdered Shaka on September 1828 and became paramount chief of the Zulu's in his place.Before moving back to the ancestral home of the Zulu's, the Mkhumbane Valley, Dingaan killed off all his rivals to consolidate his position.
Dingaan asked Piet Retief for a token of their friendly intentions.
Suddenly, when the dancing had reached a frenzied climax, Dingaan leapt to his feet and shouted "Bambani aba thakathi!" ("Kill the wizards!") The men were totally overpowered and dragged away to a hill called kwaMatiwane, named after a chief who had been killed there.
www.encounter.co.za /article/61.html   (499 words)

  
 Natalia: Chapter 10 of 'The Great Trek'
He was concerned less with the weakening of the Colony by the massive Afrikaner emigration than with the treatment the trekkers might mete out to the Africans whose land they were in the process of appropriating, and he feared too that disturbances would follow which might involve the Cape's eastern frontier.
Dingaan, who by now had established himself on the Vuna river, turned out to be reasonably conciliatory too: he professed himself agreeable to return all the stock stolen from the trekkers and to recognise the Tugela as the boundary between Natalia and Zululand.
Once the alliance with Mpande had been concluded the Volksraad proceeded to pick a quarrel with Dingaan, and this was a matter of no great difficulty since the king was being uncommonly slack in fulfilling his treaty obligations to return looted cattle.
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 The Great Murder: Chapter 8 of 'The Great Trek'
Pressure on Dingaan to act decisively moreover had grown that December when the tribal ritual of the First Fruits was celebrated at Umgungundhlovu; the warriors as usual had worked themselves up into a warlike fervour during the ceremony and implored Dingaan to `eat up' the white trekkers in Natal.
Young Wood suspected Dingaan's real intentions, but when he tried to warn the Boers about his fears he was brushed aside with assurances that Dingaan `was a man with a large and good heart' and `We are sure the king's heart is right with us, and there is no cause for fear'.
And perhaps Dingaan was still voicing his suspicions of Boer treachery when a little later he expressed to Hulley his regret that Gardiner and Cane had not been present on the fatal day `as they fully deserved'.
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 LETTER FROM SOUTH AFRICA
During the ensuing discussions Dingaan promised the Voortrekkers land on condition they returned cattle to him which had been stolen by Sekonyela, who was the Tlokwa (another indigenous tribe) leader.
History has it that Retief and Dingaan then signed a treaty, on 6 February 1838, laying down the terms of the land distribution.
Proceedings took a turn for the worse and relations between the two parties were quite sour, when, during the treaty signing ceremony, Dingaan had Retief and his entourage murdered.
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 Europa: The History of the White Race : Chapter 56   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dingaan however accused the Trekkers of stealing cattle from him; only after several weeks searching did Retief's party manage to locate the missing cattle (they had been stolen by a local chief called Siyonkella).
Before they entered the final ring of mud huts and reed walls, they were asked to leave their firearms stacked in a pile outside as a mark of respect to the king: foolishly they agreed, not suspecting that it was all an elaborate trap and that the Zulus had no intention of honoring their word.
The treaty between Retief and Dingaan was still in the pouch the former was carrying.
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Dingaan smelt him out"--and he made a sideways motion with his hand that among the Zulus means much.
But afterwards Dingaan wiped him out, with his House, and now his people are killed or scattered." "Yes, his people are killed and scattered, but his House still lives.
Dingaan listened because he thought a sickness that he had came from Matiwane's witchcraft.
www.gutenberg.org /dirs/etext99/cstrm10.txt   (19130 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Zululand
To these he granted trading facilities in his territory, and ceded to them Port Natal, which had been discovered by Vasco de Gama in 1497; near this district, the capital Durban (called after Urban, a governor of the cape) was established in 1846.
Dingaan was startled by this foreign invasion, and, having invited several of them to a feast, treacherously massacred them.
In 1840, Dingaan having been slain by his brother Pande, they allied themselves with the latter, and founded the Republic of Natal, making Pietermarit (named after tow of heir heroes Pieter Retief and Gevrit Maritz) their capital.
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 box2
JOHANNESBURG -- Dingaan Thobela will meet WBF world middleweight champion Cornelius Carr in a return match on January 29 next year -- and the fight can be staged in South Africa if a suitable sponsor is lined up, says promoter Thinus Strydom.
It doesn't happen anywhere in boxing, but it was all arranged by someone or some group to try and unsettle Dingaan.
The promoter is, however, confident that, with the controversy surrounding last week's fight, and the quality of action seen on television, he will secure the necessary backing to go ahead with it in South Africa.
www.dispatch.co.za /1999/11/10/sport/BOX2.HTM   (281 words)

  
 Thobela TKOs Catley in 12th by Phil Nyamane (September 2, 2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Yet that, more than a potent right, was the main factor when Dingaan Thobela (75.70kg - 166.8 lbs), from Soweto, Johannesburg, knocked out Britain's Glen Catley (75.85kg - 167.2 lbs) with only seven seconds of the 12 rounds bout remaining to become the new WBC super middleweight champion.
Thobela (33), dubbed "The Rose of Soweto" by his devotees, was behind on points going into the last round at Carnival City's Big Top Arena.
All I can say, Dingaan is ‘I respect you.
www.boxingranks.com /articles/Article75.htm   (822 words)

  
 Natalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Upon reconsideration & a purported belief that the Boers were "wizards" (from watching them shooting their rifles), Dingaan killed Retief his son & Maritz after a formal ceremony where the Boer leaders where told to leave their weapons behind.
After having killed about 70 members of the Boer delegation, Dingaan's Zulu impis went on to massacre almost 300 Boer civilians who had followed Retief into Natal as part migrations later known as the Great Trek.
The land treaty that Retief obtained from Dingaan is seen by many Boers as a legitimate deed to the land in question.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/N/Natalia.htm   (578 words)

  
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It was Retief’s intention to visit Dingaan in the hope of negotiating a treaty for the cession of land on which his emigrants might settle.
Meanwhile, the chief who had stolen Dingaan’s cattle had been lured by Retief into his camp on the pretence of wishing to discuss the question of a right of way through his territories.
On arriving at Dingaan’s kraal there appeared to be more warriors about than there had been on the occasion of their previous visit, and they were wearing their war-plumes - in order (as Retief rather too hopefully thought) to make a good impression on their visitors.
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 The Slaying of Piet Retief - Brief History of South Africa
By William Wood, Interpreter to Dingaan, Cape Town: Published by Collard and Co., 24, Heerengracht.
The farmers had been at Ngungunhlovu about two days, during which they walked about the kraal unarmed, hut had taken the precaution to place their arms under the protection of their servants or after-riders, who had taken up their quarters under the two milktrees without the kraal.
The latter had fled from Dingaan at different times, and had settled at Port Natal; therefore the Natal people could depend upon their doing their best, as they well knew what awaited them if they should fall into Dingaan's hands.
www.southafrica-travel.net /history/wood.htm   (3818 words)

  
 The Christian Science Monitor | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
When Bill named his dog, he didn't know that the original Dingaan had been a fierce Zulu warrior and chief who scared not only his enemies but even his own people in Africa.
And beside the big dog was Dingaan, making almost as much noise with his tiny little voice.
They thanked Bill, and said Dingaan was a hero for helping to care for their son and for sending out the distress signal that called for rescue.
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Fynn thus became leader of the whites at the port, who were much at the mercy of Dingaan.
Dingaan declared Fynn his representative and great chief of the Natal Zulus.
Dingaan granted James Collis the whole of Natal in 1834.
home.yebo.co.za /~salbu/aWood/AnnalsOfNatal_Wood3.html   (2798 words)

  
 Eric Lucas vs. Dingaan Thobela (November 30, 2001)
Lucas scored with a volley of winging shots in the 8th; driving Thobela back to the ropes and referee Laurence Cole halted the action at the 2:13 mark.
Lucas unloaded his arsenal and continued firing at his opponent until the referee interceded on the challenger's behalf.
The night was over for the Dingaan Thobela and Montreal's hero had retained his world title.
www.boxingtimes.com /analyses/2001/011130lucas_thobela.html   (589 words)

  
 UNIFORMS OF THE STAATSARTILLERIE: INFLUENCES AND DEVELOPMENTS - South African Military History Society - Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
An outstanding example of this was the use of the red tunic by the British infantry to overawe their opponents.(4) It is important to remember; however; that the functional combat uniform of one generation becomes the impractical ceremonial uniform of the next.
In the case of the Batterij Dingaan, it consisted of a blue tunic with a single row of smooth brass buttons, fl facing, fl velvet collar and red piping.
The uniform the men wore during the early 1880s was a mixture of military uniform and civilian clothing.(15) With the recruitment of foreign military personnel to assist in the formation and organisation of the artillery structure, it was inevitable that certain foreign influences would become noticeable in the structure and appearance of the unit.
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 Thobela's comeback bid flops - SouthAfrica.info
Dingaan Thobela on Friday suffered his 10th loss in his boxing career when Danish fighter Mikkel Kessler defeated him on points at the Falconer Centre in Copenhagen for the vacant International Boxing Association super middleweight title.
The youthful Kessler won all the 12 rounds convincingly, according to the judges' score cards, improving the 23-year-old's record to 29 wins with 22 knockouts and landing him the IBA super middleweight crown.
Dingaan is a successful businessman and he should rather direct his energies into his businesses," an admirer was quoted as saying.
www.southafrica.info /what_happening/sports/boxing_thobela1.htm   (339 words)

  
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It will be obvious that such a task has presented difficulties, since he who undertakes it must for a time forget his civilisation, and think with the mind and speak with the voice of a Zulu of the old regime.
I killed him with Dingaan and Umhlangana the princes; but the wound was mine that his life crept out of, and but for me he would never have been slain.
"Dingaan died by the Tongola." Yes, yes, he died, but not there; he died on the Ghost Mountain; he lies in the breast of the old Stone Witch who sits aloft forever waiting for the world to perish.
www.cise.ufl.edu /mirrors/gutenberg/etext98/ndlly10.txt   (24720 words)

  
 Zululand : In Depth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
As king, he was to unite the amaZulu into the mightiest army in the Southern Hemisphere and develop better fighting implements and tactics, including the highly successful "horns of the bull" maneuver to outflank the enemy.
In 1828, Shaka was murdered by his half-brothers Mhlangana and Dingaan, and Dingaan was crowned king.
In 1840, Dingaan was killed by his brother Mpande, who succeeded him as king.
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