Van die jongste tot die oudste was ons almal vegsmanne, en ek herhaal maar net wat ander van ons gesê het as ek sê dat ons die beste skuts van die wêreld was. Ons Boere het so te sê groot geword met die geweer in die hand en in die saal, en die krygsmantalent was in die Boer se bloed. Dis iets wat hy oorgeërf het van sy voorouers, wat die eienskap verwerf het deur hul alledaagse leefwyse." -Genl. J.C.G Kemp -Vir Vryheid en vir Reg.
Andries Pretorius. Pretorius received his education at home and although a school education wasn't a priority on the eastern frontier of the Cape Colony, he was schooled enough to read the Bible and put his thoughts down on paper. He or sarel ciliers led the Voortrekker movement of 470 men.
Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (1868 – 18 October 1913, was the king of the Zulu nation from 20 May 1884 until his death in 1913. He succeeded his father Cetshwayo, who was the last king of the Zulus to be officially recognized as such by the British. Zululand had been broken up into 13 smaller territories by the British after the Anglo-Zulu War, and Cetshwayo, and subsequently Dinuzulu, administered one of them.
Cetshwayo kaMpande - King of the Zulu kingdom. Cetshwayo is remembered by historians as being the last king of an independent Zulu nation. In 1856 he defeated and killed in battle his younger brother Mbuyazi, Mpande's favorite, at the Battle of Ndondakusuka. Almost all Mbuyazi's followers were massacred in the aftermath of the battle, including five of Cetshwayo's own brothers. Like Nero, he killed his own mother...
Mpande had a positive reputation among Christian missionaries. He allowed John Colenso to codify Zulu grammar and produce Zulu translations of the Bible. Colenso's associate, Zulu convert Magema Fuze, gave a Biblically inspired account of the history of the Zulus in his book... In this account God punishes wicked rulers like Shaka and Dingane, but the Zulus flourish under "Mpande's peaceful, enlightened rule." Cetshwayo was cursed because of his impious murder of Nomantshali (Mpande's wife)