يك قرن مبارزه زولوها

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آفريقاي جنوبي گذشت يك قرن از مبارزه زولوها را جشن مي گيرد.

Mpanza - Sounds of Zulu war dances and a military parade filled the air on Sunday as South Africans hailed a forgotten Zulu hero whose rebellion a century ago sowed the first seeds of black resistance.

Soldiers and Zulu warriors, dressed in traditional leopard skins, joined thousands to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bhambatha rebellion, a little-known event that had huge ramifications in South African history.

President Thabo Mbeki said: "We are here today to pay tribute to the great heroes of our people like Chief Bhambatha kaMancinza,".

"Today we are free because of what leaders like he did and we must never forget what we owe them," he said at a ceremony at Bhambatha's traditional home of Mpanza, in eastern KwaZulu-Natal.

The ceremony, attended by high-profile dignitaries, including former deputy president Jacob Zuma, Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini and members of the Bhambatha's Zondi clan, also saw Bhambatha posthumously reinstated as a Zulu chief

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