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