Martyr’s Cross

Martyr’s Cross stands high on Mpondweni Hill outside Eshowe and offers spectacular views of Mlalazi River valley and the coastal plain. It marks the site of the execution of the first Zulu Christian martyr, Maqhamusela Khanyile, who was killed on 9 March 1877 for refusing to fight in King Cetshwayo’s army. His body was never recovered.

Continue on the road past the site of KwaMondi until the site.

  • Mpodweni Hill, Eshowe
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