The First Matabele War was fought between and in modern day Zimbabwe. It pitted the British South Africa Company against the Ndebele ( Matabele). The Anglo-Ndebele War (the War of dispossession) The causes of the War between the whites and the Ndebele were borne in the relationship that. Study Anglo Ndebele War flashcards from Simba Ndoro’s class online, or in Brainscape’s iPhone or Android app. ✓ Learn faster with spaced repetition.

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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. In order to save face, Lobengula was impelled to send a raiding party of several thousand warriors to bring his vassal to heel.

Garden City, New York: From Wikipedia, nndebele free encyclopedia. But as a psychological weapon, the Maxim gun was truly phenomenal. The evidence against them was inconclusive, but they were found guilty and sentenced to 14 years’ hard labour by the Resident Magistrate. As a result the Company officials demanded from the raiders that they leave immediately.

First Matabele War

Forbes’ combined column moved on the Matabele king’s capital wae Bulawayoto the south-west. No man who had been attached to the column confirmed this, but company authorities thought it unlikely that the Matabele would simply invent such a story. However, Forbes’ forces were unable to cross the river in time. In the resultant conflagration, the city’s large store of ivory, gold and other treasure was destroyed, and its ammunition magazine exploded.

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However, after enquiry the company was exonerated from the charge by Lord Riponthe Colonial Secretary. Historical Dictionary of the British Empire. In the night the river rose, and early the next morning the Matabele surrounded the Shangani Patrol, overwhelming Wilson and his followers. The First Matabele War was ndebrle first wartime use of a Maxim gun by Britain and it proved to have a decisive impact.


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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The town, mostly made up of wood-beam huts with mud dagga walls, was largely destroyed. The Matabele army mobilised to prevent Forbes from reaching the city, and twice engaged the column as it approached: By this time, Lobengula and his warriors were in full flight towards the Zambezi.

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An additional force of Bechuanas wsr on Anglp from the south under Khama IIIthe most influential of the Bamangwato chiefs, and a staunch ally of the British. Cecil Rhodeswho was Prime Minister of the Cape Colony and Leander Starr Jamesonthe Administrator of Mashonaland also tried to avoid war to prevent loss of confidence in the future of the territory. In less than optimal situations, such as hilly or mountainous terrain or dense vegetation with poor lines of sight, the Maxim gun resulted in little direct impact on enemy deaths.

Frank Rhodesbrother of Cecil, with the ultimate purpose of connecting the Cape with Cairo. An attempt was made to induce Lobengula to surrender, but no replies were received to the messages. There was a delay of just over two months August to October while Jameson corresponded with Rhodes in Cape Town and considered how to amass enough troops to undertake an invasion of Ndegele. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberndebelr Matters came to a head when Lobengula approved a raid to forcibly extract tribute from a Mashona chief in the district of the town of Fort Victoriawhich inevitably led hdebele a clash with the Company.


The First Matabele War was fought between and in modern day Zimbabwe. They were to tell the whites that the king admitted defeat, and offered this money in tribute if the BSAP would turn back.

The Making of Rhodesia. Within nine months the rebuilt town of Bulawayo had wqr population of 1, colonials with over 2, more prospectors in the various goldfields.

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Mashonaland Branch of the History Society of Zimbabwe. Company rule in Rhodesia. Following the end of the ndbeele, one of Lobengula’s izinDuna said that just before Forbes’ column had reached the Shangani on 3 Decemberthe king had attempted to buy the pioneers off.

Major Allan Wilsonin command of thirty-four troopers known as the Shangani Patrolcrossed the Shangani river and bivouacked close to Lobengula’s quarters. A new company, the African Transcontinental Company, was founded under the auspices of Col.