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About Bulawayo

Formerly called Gu-Bulawayo (‘Killing Place’) by the Ndebele, Zimbabwe’s second largest city has a long history. Originally founded as Lobengula’s capital in 1870, the second and last Ndebele King abandoned his royal kraal and ordered the town burnt as the British South Africa Company’s troops marched on the settlement during 1893. They never found Lobengula or discovered his fate, and tradition is that he died of ill-health soon after and was buried in secrecy from...

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