It was on this day (12 May) in 1835 that the Xhosa King, Hintsa ka Khawuta, was shot to death by the whiteboy George Southey, and his body mutilated, his head taken to Britain as a trophy.
King Hintsa resisted to hand over cattle and land demanded by the British settlers after the 1834 war in what is classified in original history books as the ‘KAFFIR WARS’ and later modified as the so-called ‘FRONTIER WARS’.
The war of King Hintsa against the British settlers are classified by whites in history books as the ‘Sixth Frontier War’.
The ‘KAFFIR WARS’ were wars of resistance fought by our Ankhcestors against colonial invasions, land dispossession, rape of women and sodomizing of men, and introduction of the whiteboy’s religion
These wars lasted for a period of over one hundred (100) years.
Over a century of resistance against the whiteboy – their missionaries and their armies.
In 1835 King Hintsa was lured to so-called ‘Peace Negotiations’ by the British colonial governor, Harry Smith (there’s a town in this country named after this criminal and murderer, Harrysmith) following the recent war.
At the so-called negotiations Harry Smith demanded 50 000 cattle and vast amount of land from King Hintsa as ‘compensation’ to the British for the 1834 war.
He also demanded that King Hintsa should tell all Xhosa Royal Chiefs and Warriors to stop fighting and surrender to the British as subjects of the British Crown.
King Hintsa was then held captive until the terms were met. Logically none of this made sense to the King and He was not obliging.
King Hintsa sent word to Chief Maqoma, His military general and commander, telling him to hide all the cattle.
On May 12, 1835 Hintsa, who was about 45, was riding as a prisoner in the company of British soldiers led by Governor Harry Smith.
Lieutenant George Southey, whose Xhosa was fluent, fired at King Hintsa in the head, killing Him instantly.
Southey then took off Hintsa’s brass and golden body ornaments for himself.
Others soldiers grabbed for His beads and bracelets.
George Southey cut off one of King Hintsa’s ears as a trophy and his brother, William.
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