§ DR. CLARK (Caithness)
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether Somkeli has been fined for taking part in the late disturbances in Zululand, and what was the amount, in cattle, of the fine; whether, since he was fined, he has again been tried and convicted by the Special Court for the same offence; and, whether the sentence on Somkeli will be suspended until Her Majesty's pleasure has been determined?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
Somkeli has not been fined. One of the magistrates, without proper authority, ordered Somkeli's tribe to pay a fine of cattle; but the Chiefs clearly understood that this was a tribal fine, and that they would have to stand their trial separately. The magistrate's proceedings were quashed by the Governor. Some cattle had been received an account of the fine on Somkeli's tribe; but information has not been received as to what arrangement has been made in respect of them. The answer to the last paragraph of the Question is in the affirmative.