King Mpande kaSenzangakhona

Names: King Mpande kaSenzangakhona

Born: 1798, Babanango, Zululand (now KwaZulu Natal)

Died: 19 November 1872*, Nodwengu in Zululand (now KwaZulu Natal)

In summary: fade King of the Zulu’s once he defeated Dingane with the help of the Voortrekkers. He reigned as King from 1840 to 1872 and was succeeded by Cetshwayo.

Mpande was king of the Zulu nation from 1840 to 1872, making him the longest reigning Zulu king. He was a half-brother of Shaka and Dingane, who both preceded him as kings of the Zulu. He was born in Babanango, Zululand.


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