Essay on Zulu Tribe
including the present king, Zwelethini Goodwill4.
At the turn of the 19th century, the Nguni people were made up of a number of sparse clans or tribes including the Ngwane, the Zulu, the Mthethwa, the Pondo, the Tembu, the Xhosa, and the Gona. Dingiswayo, chief of the Mthethwa, had set up a standing army, each with its own uniforms and colors, and then incorporated conquered tribes into his army as allies, rather than taking them into slavery. This included the Zulu tribe that numbered about