The Battle of Congella
Â Tuesday 23rd May 2017 marks an important date in
Durban’s historical tapestry â€“ it is the
dodransbicentennial (175th) anniversary of the
commencement of the Battle of Congella in the greater city
From a military historical perspective, the Congella
battle site was actually named after former Zulu barracks
(known as an ikhanda), called kwaKhangela.
This was established by King Shaka kaSenzangakhona (ca.
1787 â€“ 1828) to keep a watchful eye on the nearby
British traders at Port Natal - the full name of the place
was kwaKhangela amaNkengane (‘place of watching
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