HC Deb 15 June 1882 vol 270 c1237

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether he is aware that the large Zulu deputation which visited Natal in April last, to ask for the release of Cetewayo, included twenty Chiefs and Headmen from John Dunn's territory, and that while they were in Pietermaritzburg Dunn, who had followed them to that town, publicly threatened them with personal violence on their return to Zulu-land; and, whether Dunn's conduct has been brought under the notice of Sir Henry Bulwer?


in reply, said, that Sir Henry Bulwer had sent a full Report with enclosures to the Colonial Office on that matter; but there was nothing either in the Report or in the enclosures which led them to credit the statement that John Dunn had publicly threatened those Chiefs with personal violence. The Papers would be laid on the Table, and the hon. Member would be able to judge of the matter for himself. It was true that the deputation to Natal included 20 Chiefs and Headmen from John Dunn's territory.