HC Deb 14 March 1889 vol 333 c1637

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Colonial Office will insist that the Zulu Chief Zibebu shall be put upon his trial for the murder of Umsutshwana; and, whether Mr. Richard Addison, who has been appointed a magistrate in Northern Zululand, and who is at present assisting in the prosecution of the Usutu Chiefs at Etshowe, formerly acted as one of Zibebu's lieutenants or "whitemen" during the conflicts between that chief and Cetshawayo's people?


It is proposed to proceed against Usibebu in respect of the transaction in question; but the proceedings have been delayed by reason of Usibebu having met with a serious accident, and by the fact that he is now attending as a witness before the Special Commission at Etshowe. I am assured that Mr. Richard Addison has at no time been with Usibebu.