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|Title:||Traditional paramountcy and modern politics in Matabeleland: the end of the Lobengula royal family - and of Ndebele particularism?|
|Periodical:||Heritage of Zimbabwe (ISSN 0556-9605)|
Ndebele (African people)
Lobengula, King of the Matabele, 1833 (ca.)-1893?
|Abstract:||After the conquest of Matabeleland (in present-day Zimbabwe) in 1893 and the disappearance of its king, Lobengula, the British South Africa Company made it clear to the indunas that there was not going to be a new king. The Company's policy of keeping Lobengula's son Njube in exile till his death in 1910, and his sons, Albert and Rhodes, in a Xhosa environment until adulthood, had succeeded in its purpose of alienation. This paper presents a detailed reconstruction of the final stages, after the crisis of 1932/1933 - when Albert and Rhodes were sentenced for cattle extortion/theft - of the process of alienation and decline of the concept of a royal family. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]|