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The attacking amaZulu roared their battle cry ‘Si-gi-di!’ ILLUSTRATION SUPPLIED
The attacking amaZulu roared their battle cry ‘Si-gi-di!’ ILLUSTRATION SUPPLIED

To a man such as Shaka, the old rules did not apply. Leading by example, he introduced new fighting tactics as he set out to conquer the people around him. When you read this extract, remember that in the days of Shaka things were done very differently to the way they are today. People also did not think about their world in the same way that we do now.

In some instances, Shaka won the battle by doing the unexpected and breaking the rules. Read on to find out how he overturned the established order.

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