Johannes Dinkwanyane

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Johannes Dinkwanyane (died 1876) was a member of the Pedi royal family, who was a leading early convert to Christianity.[1] He was the half-brother of the Pedi king Sekhukhune.

Initially opposed by his brother as ruler, Dinkwanyane converted to Lutheran Christianity in 1864 under the guidance of the Berlin Missionary Society and its missionaries Alexander Merensky and Albert Nachtigal. He resided for some time at the Botshabelo mission station, but later left due to cultural disputes with the mission staff. Johannes Dinkwanyane died of wounds after battle with Swazi and Afrikaners at Mafolofolo in July 1876.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delius, Peter The Land Belongs to Us ; The Pedi Polity, the Boers and the British in the Nineteenth Century Transvaal London 1984 pp108-125 ISBN 0435940503
  2. ^ Delius, Peter The Land Belongs to Us ; The Pedi Polity, the Boers and the British in the Nineteenth Century Transvaal London 1984 p207 ISBN 0435940503
  3. ^ http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol025hk.html