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ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Ndebele State:Religious Organisation of the Ndebele State

  • They believed in a supreme God whom they called Umnkulunkulu.
  • The Ndebele adopted the Rozvi Mwari called Mlimo in SiNdebele and Amadhloziformerly called masvikiro
  • In times of disaster they consulted the Amadhlozi so that they could mediate to Mlimo
  • They also consulted the Amadhlozi in times of war as they were used to instill discipline in the army
  • The Amadhlozi prepared the warriors psychologically for war
  • These religious leaders were respected highly that Mzilikazi and Lobengula paid tribute to those who stayed at Matonjeni and Uswa
  • The Ndebele practiced the Inxwala ceremony with the king presiding over it

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