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Bambatha ka Mancinza (1865/6–1906), chief and rebel in Natal, was born in 1865 or 1866 in the Umvoti division of the British colony of Natal. He was the son of the chief Mancinza (also called Sobhuza) ka Jangeni (d. 1883) and a daughter of the Chunu chief ...

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Moshoeshoe (c. 1786–1870), paramount chief (morena o moholo) of the southern Sotho and founder of the Basotho (Basuto) kingdom, was born, probably about 1786, in the village of Menkhoaneng in the north of modern Lesotho, the son of Mokhachane (d. 1855), a village headman, and of his first wife, ...