Langalibalele, chief of the AmaHlubi people, is tried by a British special court, found guilty of treason, and banished to Robb

Monday, 9 February 1874

Langalibalele, chief of the AmaHlubi people, is tried by a British special court, found guilty of treason, and banished to Robben Island. He was one of the first Black activists to mount an armed struggle and to be banished to Robben Island, nearly a century before Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there.

References:
• Sonderling, N.E. (ed.) (1999). New Dictionary of South African Biography, v.2, Pretoria: Vista.

Last updated : 10-Feb-2012

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