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King Shaka’s staff

This staff was said to have belonged to King Shaka and thereafter to King Dingane, Kink Mpande and King Cetswayo.King Cetswayo carried it when he was taken prisoner and sent to the Cape. When he left for England he left the staff behind, with the doctor who had attended to him. Eventually it was given to Dr. M. G. Buthelezi in 1976 and later to the museum.King Shaka would have used it on ceremonial occasions and it is said that he used it to point to people who were to be executed.

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