January 2017

Expansion of the Zulu State under Tshaka

By |2022-09-15T12:36:56+02:00January 31st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

A statue of Tshaka kaZulu. Image credit blogspot.com

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Zulu State: Expansion of the Zulu State under Tshaka

  • Shaka consolidated his power series of battles with neighbouring states in which he raided, destroyed and absorbed.
  • By 1824 he had defeated all clans in the region or absorbed […]

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Military organization of the Zulu State

By |2022-09-15T12:36:56+02:00January 31st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

An old photo showing the Zulu army. Image credit satravelblog.com

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Zulu State: Tshaka’s military innovations

  • Shaka kaZulu was the military commander
  • The army commanders and indunas were appointed by Shaka personally from the royal family
  • The army was very crucial in the day to day life […]

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Tshaka’s military innovations

By |2022-09-15T12:36:57+02:00January 31st, 2017|General|

Zulu war dance. Image credit ahram.org.eg

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Zulu State: Tshaka’s military innovations

  • Shaka did away with most of the military tactics that had been in existence in Nguniland and improved them.

Weapons

  • Shaka decided to abandon the long throwing spear assegai because he thought it was inefficient and replaced […]

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