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 Form 3 History: European Invasion and the Process of Colonization of Africa

Second Matabele War (the Chimurenga war 1896-1897)

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Second Matabele War (the Chimurenga war 1896-1897)
-The war of liberation which was dubbed ‘Chimurenga’, or the Second Matabele War was a fulfillment of prophesy of a great Shona spirit, Mbuya Nehanda, sister of the great Shona prophet Chaminuka. Mlimo, the Ndebele spiritual leader is in fact credited with
fomenting the Second Ndebele War. He convinced the Ndebele that the White settlers were responsible for the drought, locust plagues and the cattle disease rinderpest ravaging the country at the time.