Tag Archives: Bhambatha kaMancinza

Dr John Dube and the amaKholwa

Rebel chiefs, Bambatha Rebellion

Many a Durbanite would have sat on the small stone wall that runs along the promenade on Addington Beach, completely unaware of its historical significance. The wall was built by Zulu prisoners captured during the Bambatha Rebellion that took place in 1906. The war that broke out between Zulu speakers and the Natal government in the early 1900s […]

The Bhambatha Rebellion

Bhambatha kaMancinza at a wedding ceremony in 1905

Last week we wrote about the old Durban Central Prison boundary wall, and this week’s our focus is on another wall and another prison. Located at Addington Beach on the Point is a Prisoner of War wall that was built by men captured during the Bhambatha Rebellion of 1906. In the years following the Anglo-Boer War employers in Natal had a difficult […]