Discovery of African Diamonds and the Zulu Clan
Discovery of diamonds in 1867 near the Vaal River in South Africa changed African Zulu life forever. Discovery of diamonds in South Africa and the Zulu Kingdom in 1879 fought the Anglo-Zulu War with the British Empire. The Zulu nation was defeated and blacks and diamond mines came under control Colony of Natal and later the Union of South Africa.
Changes in the Zulu KingdomThe discovery of gold and diamonds in 1867 near the Vaal River changed Zulu life forever. The Zulu Kingdom, in 1879 fought the Anglo-Zulu War with the British Empire. British troops invaded the Zulu kingdom 5,000 strong, in January 1879 but within days the British were defeated by the Zulu warriors at the battle of Isandlwana.
Zulu warriors massacred around 1,350 British troops at their camp in the first days of the battle of Isandlwana. Despite this early win, the Zulu nation was eventually defeated and came under th…