Shaka and the Formation of the Zulu Empire

Ethnic Studies / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A look at the circumstances, which led Shaka, the Zulu, to create a nation of people who are renowned the world over for their intense pride, nationalism and bravery.

“The rise of the Zulu nation in South Africa to world prominence in the nineteenth century is credited to Shaka (sometimes spelled Chaka or Tshaka). The story of Shaka and the Zulu nation is marked by a number of historical controversies and is sometimes explained in a mythical or metaphysical context. Shaka was the catalyst in the formation of the Zulu empire, which had a cataclysmic impact on the Africa continent.”

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