Zulu King Captured

Zulu King Captured

King Cetshwayo, the last great ruler of Zululand, is captured by the British following his defeat in the British-Zulu War. He was subsequently sent into exile. Cetshwayo’s defiance of British rule in southern Africa led to Britain’s invasion of Zululand in 1879. At Isandlwana and Hlobane Mountain, the British suffered grave defeats against Cetshwayo’s warriors, but in March the tide turned against the Zulus at the Battle of Khambula. At Ulundi in July, Cetshwayo’s forces were utterly defeated, and the Zulus surrendered. In 1887, faced with continuing rebellious activity, Britain formally annexed Zululand. In 1897, it became a part of Natal, which joined the Union of South Africa in 1910.