By Tony Wainga In the epic history of Africans' early resistance to colonization, one of the prominent names from Southeastern Africa is Kijeketile Ngwale from Tanzania (then Tanganyika). Kijeketile led his people to put up a brave resistance against German invaders in the then German East African Territory of Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in a war that has come to be known as Maji Maji Rebellion. Maji Maji Rebellion was a popular peasant uprising by native Africans against German settlers over their oppressive
Tanzanians are no stranger to controversy and neither are they scared of the repercussions that come with it. In fact between 1905 to 1907 the leader of Maji-Maji rebellion, Kinjeketile Ngwale, told his people that the only way they would be sure of their safety during the colonial period would be if they sprinkled the magic water on themselves because they believed that the magic water would neutralize the German bullets only for majority of them to be gunned down mercilessly by the German colonial rulers.
Netizens have blasted Tanzania president John Pombe Maghufuli over the handling of the Corona-virus pandemic in the country comparing him to the historical Maji Maji Rebellion leader Kinjeketile Ngwale. The number of cases in Tanzania are raising at an alarming rate. Magufuli had refused to heed to calls to close all places of worship as a measure of curbing the virus’ spread. He insisted that the virus is satanic and needed God’s intervention. He went ahead to urge citizens to fast and pray for the vir
Kinjeketile Ngwale claimed to be a spirit medium. He defied the German colonialists in Tanganyika, unleashed an uprising and gave the people with 'sacred water' which they believed would keep them from harm. During the Maji Maji Rebellion over 250,000 people died. And this after the president, whose government has already drawn criticism for being secretive about the coronavirus outbreak and has previously asked Tanzanians to pray the coronavirus away, said he had instructed Tanzanian security forces to check
Witchcraft is the practice of the witches or sorcerery or magic to predict an event or do anything unusual. It is often based on supernatural powers. Based on religious beliefs, Magic is not counted as a holy practice. However, in the couple of years since the existence of our forefathers and. Mothers Witchcraft was majorly practiced. A good instance is that of maji maji rebellion in Tanzania during the colonial period. They belief in magical world. They had a leader called Kinjeketile Ngwale who led the people