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Synonyms for Ndebele

a Bantu language sometimes considered a dialect of Zulu


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Terrence Ranger's Voices from the Rocks discusses the history of Zimbabwe specifically from the Matabeleland viewpoint; the 'rocks' mentioned being those at Matopos, a mystical site in Ndebele culture and where imperialist Cecil John Rhodes' grave lays.
The Fifth Brigade was a special task force (mainly comprised of Shona people and the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army [ZANLA] ex-combatants) which had been trained by North Korean forces to settle the rivalry between the government (ZANU-PF) and ZIPRA ex-combatants (the armed wing of ZAPU) who were largely comprised of the Ndebele ethnic group (CCJPZ 1997).
It is not important for hungry Ndebeles to know what the name of the organisation stands for.
Ethnic groups: Shona 71%, Ndebele 16%, other African 11%, white 1%, mixed and Asian 1%.
But among Ndebeles, there is no difference between approval of the country's leadership and that of Mugabe's when taking into account the margin of error.
Johanna Mthise WaMandebele a Kwa Nnzunza, Mahlangu, Mabena, Mdungwa, Mganu-Ganu ka Maghobhoria Bowers, my grandmother, came from akwa Ndzundza, the royal clan of the Ndzundzas, an aristocratic house of the Mahlangu Ndebele royal family.
Mugabe claimed his main political rival, Joshua Nkomo, was leading the Ndebeles in an armed rebellion.
Yet it consistently ignored the persistent requests by the Northern Ndebeles to be united with their brethren in the south, claiming that this move could not be accomplished without massive population resettlement.
Eighty percent of the population are Shonas (a cultural-linguistic group), 15% are Ndebeles, and 5% Asians, Whites and others.
Meanwhile, ethnic dominance of the state by the Shona generated resentment by minority Ndebeles, and the army's ruthless containment of a brief armed uprising amongst a few dozen Ndebele-speaking people included the massacre of an estimated 5,000 civilians during the mid-1980s.
The early violence which was perpetrated against the Shonas and the Ndebeles was done in the name of "humanity.
They visit the villages where the Zulus and the Ndebeles, who are known for their intricate beadwork, live.
However, artistic expression, for ordinary Ndebeles, is kept alive through performance art allied to ritual.
The style of that punitive operation, as of others allegedly undertaken in reprisal for the rising wave of murders of Zanu (PF) officials, was unequivocally tribal: almost all, of the victims were Ndebeles.