When we entered the country the Matabele would not touch fish, the dislike being so great that it almost amounted to a taboo.
Against these the Matabele with all their bravery could effect little.
After Tchaka the man who looms largest in the tale of those wars is Mosilikatse, the founder of the Matabele.
It is nothing like the work we have in the Matabele mounted police, eh, John?
There are abundant traces that a large number of Matabele have occupied this ground for hours.
He pointed in a dignified way towards the Matabele impi in the distance. '
It was when he was out on his last pirating expedition in the Matabele country.
"The Matabele killed these in the time of Moselikatse," he said.
He strode straight away, with these words, towards the Matabele hosts.
A week passed since the Matabele attack, and nothing had happened.