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With their essential firepower, he crushed Zibhebhu at Tshaneni on 5 June 1884 and drove him into the Reserve Territory. Yet Boer aid came with a steep price. On 16 August 1884 in the 3rd Partition of Zululand, Dinuzulu ceded them the northwestern two-thirds of Zululand outside the Reserve Territory. This territory (with somewhat reduced boundaries INTRODUCTION • liii recognized by the British on 22 October 1886) became the short-lived New Republic and was absorbed into the South African Republic on 20 July 1888 as the Vryheid District.
To help placate their reluctant new Boer subjects, it was necessary for the Transvaal authorities to support Boer claims to the Disputed Territory and jettison their previous support for Cetshwayo. In any case, the British sought to neutralize independent and militarily powerful black states like the Zulu kingdom that were perceived as a potential threat to the confederation process. Finding to his dismay that his old ally had changed sides, Cetshwayo was compelled to negotiate fruitlessly while the British moved inexorably toward a military confrontation aimed at conclusively knitting together the threads of confederation.
Natal Mounted Volunteers called out for active service. 11 December: John Shepstone delivers the boundary award and the British ultimatum to Zulu deputation at the Lower Thukela. NNC called into service. 13 December: British military preparations for the invasion of Zululand completed. 20 December: African Border Guards and part-time reserve levies organized for the defense of the Natal border. 22 December: Zulu deputation reports to Cetshwayo with the terms of the ultimatum. 31 December: John Dunn, Cetshwayo’s white chief, deserts to Natal with adherents.
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