Nandi, mother of Shaka and wife of Senzangakoma, dies of dysentery in her royal kraal at Mkinkini, halfway between modern Melmo

Wednesday, 10 October 1827

Nandi, mother of Shaka and wife of Senzangakoma, dies of dysentery in her royal kraal at Mkinkini, halfway between modern Melmoth and the Umhlatuzi River. She was frantically mourned by Zulu king Shaka.

References:
• Kruger, D.W. (ed) (1972). Dictionary of South African Biography, Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council, v. 3, p. 650

Last updated : 27-Aug-2012

This article was produced for South African History Online on 27-Aug-2012