6 PROBLEMS THAT DINGISWAYO FACED DURING HIS RULE

6 PROBLEMS THAT DINGISWAYO FACED DURING HIS RULE
  • The state had many tribes making it hard to unite.
  • Face many internal conflicts for example against his own father.
  • He suffered constant attacks from his neighbours such as the Ndwedwe under Zwide.




  • He was betrayed by his own commanders. For example Shaka betrayed him when the Zwide attacked the Mthethwa.
  • Enmity from the family members after killing his brother Mawawe and his attempt to kill his father.
  • Disloyalty from the conquered chiefs whom he retained some powers.
  • Faced a problem of food shortages due to the destruction of agriculture in wars.
  • Increased population in his state resulted in land struggles.
  • His cattle were raided by the neighbouring states.
  • He did not have a strong standing army
  • His spears were too long for effective warfare.

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