Rorke's Drift in Elandskraal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Memorial to the Zulu Dead
Isikhumbuzo sikaZulu Owasala Empini
This bronze memorial, sculpted by Peter Hall was commissioned in 2005. It depicts a leopard, representing the Zulu monarch, protectively covering the shields of the fallen Zulu warriors. The tree growing in the centre of the memorial is an Mphafa, or uMlahlankosi, traditionally planted on the graves members of the royal family, and also used to bring home the spirit of a person who had died far from home, as did most of the warriors who perished in this battle.
Lesi sikhumbuzo esakhiwe ngethusi, esabazwa ngu Peter Hall saphothulwa ngonyaka wezi 2005. Sikhombisa ingulule, emele ubukhosi bakwaKwaZulu, legulule yemboze ngokucophelela izihlangu zamabutho kaZulu asala kulenkundla. Isihlahla esikhula maphakhathi nendawo yalesi sikhumbuzo, uMphafa noma uMlahlankosi ngaphambilini sasitshalwa emalibeni endlunkulu, futhi sisetshenziswa ukubuyisa umufi ekhaya njengalokhu kwakwenza amabutho amaningi asala kulempi.
Location. 28° 21.514′ S, 30° 32.236′ E. Marker is in Rorke's Drift, KwaZulu-Natal, in Elandskraal. Marker is on the road near the visitor's center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rorke's Drift, KwaZulu-Natal 3016, South Africa.
Other nearby markers. Rorke's Drift Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rorkes Drift (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Fugitives Drift Memorial (approx. 7 kilometers away).
Additional keywords. Anglo-Zulu War
Categories. • Wars, Non-US •
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