HC Deb 26 July 1888 vol 329 cc553-4
SIR JOHN SWINBURNE (Staffordshire, Lichfield)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether Her Majesty's Government will employ any armed Natives of Africa in suppressing the unhappy disturbances which have arisen in Zululand?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

(who replied) said: Basutos and friendly Zulus have already been employed, and the General in command has full discretion to employ them in the suppression of these disturbances. It is desirable, as far as possible, to relieve the white troops from the danger to health inseparable from the climate in Zululand.


asked, whether horrible atrocities did not take place in the Transvaal, including the brutal murder of women and children, through the employment of Native levies?


said, there was no use in going back to that time. The General in command would now be responsible for the conduct of the levies.