HC Deb 14 July 1881 vol 263 c840

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether Her Majesty's Government have yet fixed any time for the liberation of Langalibalele, the Natal Zulu Chief, in accordance with the intimation which the Earl of Kimberley made to a deputation from the Aborigines' Protection Society in May 1880?


, in reply, said, that Lord Kimberley asked him to answer the Question. Since the occurrence of the deputation, the Basuto War had taken place, and it would be impossible, in the present condition of the country, to release Langalibalele. Beyond that, a very strong opinion against his liberation had been expressed by the Legislative Council of Natal; and, under those circumstances, Lord Kimberley was unable to indicate a time when he should be released. It would, however, take place as soon as it could be done with safety.