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The last words of King Lobengula to his people!

2 years ago | 18853 Views
"He felt his end was near, and calling together those faithful indunas and warriors who still remained with him, he said. . . go now all of you to Rhodes and seek his protection. He will be your chief and friend. To the fighting men present he said :You have done your best, my soldiers; you can help me no more. I thank you all. Go now to your kraals and Mjan (the General of all of Lobengula's Impi) the greatest of you all, will go to Rhodes, who will make things all right for you. To all of you I say "Hambani kuhle" (go in peace!)  Before twenty-four hours had elapsed, Lobengula was no more and Mjan. . . in due course reached Bulawayo and gave this account of his last hours. - RHODES A LIFE (London: Philip Allan 1928, 403pp)
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Anonymous user 2 years
I am interested to know more about this Lobhengula and Mzilikazi what happened during their rule. What led to their down fall.
Anonymous user 2 years
why are we just now hearing of these last words or am i behind?
Anonymous user 2 years
Rhodes was lying. They shot and killed King Lobengula and Rhodes together with Starr Jameson led the propaganda campaign misleading the world about the last moments of the Ndebele monarch.
Anonymous user 2 years
Tell it to the birds. Our grandfather was shot dead and buried in an unmarked grave, an antbear hole to be precise.All stories are a mere Rhodes propaganda.
Anonymous user 2 years
utter rubbish and nonsense.Lobengula died in either Zambia or Malawi.
Anonymous user 2 years
lobhengula disappeared and he was never found dead or alive
Anonymous user 2 years
Open the pandora's box !!!!! hah! hah! hah! got you ,tell more about it . lets see who is mpompi dreaming
Anonymous user 2 years
bullshit, protection from who? murderers seeking protection from murderers? no wonder why ndebeles support the MDC, their father told them to seek protection from the sponsors of the betraying party
Anonymous user 2 years
This is either fiction or this white man is writing propaganda. How could King Lobengula ask his people to seek friendship and protection from Rhodes who had betrayed his trust, who had stolen from him? We all know that the demise of Lobengula was never witnessed by the white man. no one except a very small clique of people know where he died and was buried and definitely not anywhere in Zimbabwe. He must give proof of those last words. Words alone are not enough.
Anonymous user 2 years
Well, whites are just whites. You'll never fool me. Lobengula never said these words. We know he died but as to how and when we are not so sure. History ( mostly by whites) indicates he died of malaria. He died while he was running away from the whites and he was not foolish enough to send his own people to the very enermy he was fighting. Bulsh*t!
Anonymous user 2 years
every warrior knows when a fight is over. it must never consume the innocent.
Anonymous user 2 years
to me this version seems to have been coined by whites in order to tame the amandebele from revolting against them.
Anonymous user 2 years
Which party, are you talking of the opposition party zanupf, that is a dead party , at times I wonder how a human being thinks, only a few individuals within zanupf have been looting for their own benefit and for their immediate families and here we are still talking of the same party that has been stealing from the poor for the last 32 years, wake up and smell the coffeee my friend, we supporting MDCT are even better than you being sponsered by ZANU
Anonymous user 2 years
Our last king crossed the Shangani river and vanished. What ever happened there after, the survivors kept it a closely guarded secret. Whatever you hear is just a bag of dust. the whites nevr captured him, if they did they would have celebrated like there is no tomorrow.
Anonymous user 2 years
The Matebele and the Mashona all came together to fight the white Imperialist in one spirit.Never, did Lobegula surrender.If they he ahd surrendered then they would have ululated and it would be full in History books.Damn bastard lier.ALthough I am shona myself I like his bravery towards the colonialist Bulala abathakhati. i dont trust he white man Never Ever.
Anonymous user 2 years
why is Lobengula's last words so shallow couldn't he have said something more to comfort his nation for by the nature of his words he had already betrayed the Isizwe by just mere words of defeat
Anonymous user 2 years
What nonsense!
Anonymous user 2 years
this is an obviously cooked story which even a fool won't believe...
Anonymous user 1 year
who found all thisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Anonymous user 1 year
u are talking shit, maybe u should have written about your grandfather
Anonymous user 1 year
were u there plz dont write false statements
iNdabaNdaba 1 year
Some of you are acting like morons, I put the source there and you still - ask me direct questions like "were u there plz dont write false statements" you should be asking Philip Allan. Anywhere for anyone with an open mind and want to read the whole book here is an online version of the book archive.org
Anonymous user 1 year
Bullsh*t writting nosense about our king .u no nothing about our history
Anonymous user 1 year
According to most records that were recollected From the many, Lobengula was never captured and died a freeman but ill man and ended his own life by ingesting poison.Some say he crossed into Zambia some say he didn't.
Anonymous user 1 year
its very touching although brief i wish our leaders would be the same.
Anonymous user 8 months
Plyze dont talk things we dont understand we love ndebele including our grand father mzilikazi and lobhengula
Anonymous user 5 months
Recently it appears that history is being re written afresh, firstly we now learn that slavery was mostly carried by europeans who were fully assisted, by black chiefs, now lobengula had his last farewell words and asked for protection from rhodes, he was betrayed by the whites before, so he proved difficult to them so the best option was rhodes to kill the great chief
Anonymous user 3 months
do you know lobengulas grave
Anonymous user 3 months
guys lets share names
Anonymous user 1 month
Kwakunzima nee ngesikhathi sakhona
Anonymous user 1 month
Maye ngamandebele la[Some people] libangani manje
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