On this day: August 28

Published On: Aug 27 2012 05:07:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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OTD August 28 - Cetshwayo kaMpande
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By Alex. Bassano [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1879: Cetshwayo kaMpande, the last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British. He previously had famously led the Zulu nation to victory against the British in the Battle of Isandlwana as part of the Anglo-Zulu War. After his capture, he was exiled, first to Cape Town and then to London, returning only in 1883.

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