HC Deb 21 February 1888 vol 322 c1005

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether he is able to confirm or deny a statement which appears in The Cape Mercury of 17th January, to the effect that the lately restored Zulu Chief Usibepu had attacked and driven away the people in a kraal of Dinizulu's; and, whether he will give the House the latest information from Zululand?


I have not yet seen the paper referred to, nor have I any reason to suppose that the report is correct. I am aware that a certain amount of friction has taken place between Usibepu and his followers on the one hand, and those Usutus who had settled down in Usibepu's territory since 1884; and I have taken steps to safeguard any legitimate interests which may have grown up during Usibepu's absence from his country. I may add that by a telegram of the 8th instant I learn that the followers of Dinizulu and Usibepu are dispersing, and that affairs generally are quieting down.