Why were the Basuto able to defeat the British?

Why were the Basuto able to defeat the British?

  • The Basuto had good leadership.
  • They were united
  • The Basuto were fighting in their home land.
  • The British were involved in many other conflicts.

  • Had enough food for their worriers and the people.
  • The Basuto had acquired the knowledge of the gun from missionaries.
  • The Basuto had experience in fight from their earlier conflicts with the Griqua and Korona.
  • The Basuto used good tactics such as hit and run.
  • The mountainous Nature of the Basuto state gave them an advantage.
  • Early victories over the Boers gave the Basuto morale.
  • Had a relatively good economy due to long period of peace.


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