HC Deb 08 February 1878 vol 237 c1325

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether any recent intelligence as to the Kaffir insurrection has been received by the Government from the Cape of Good Hope?


Sir, the latest information which we have from the Cape is contained in a telegram, dated January 15, which has been recently received from Sir Bartle Frere. He states as follows:— Situation not materially changed since last week. Operations in progress in three directions, under Colonel Lambert and Commandants Frost and Brabant, for suppressing Gaika rebellion in colony. In supporting Lambert's operations, Colonel Glyn, with small force of 24th and 88th, under Major Owen, defeated large body of Gaikas and Galekas, after well-conducted action. We had only four wounded. No material change in news from Natal.