David Rattray: 1,000+ attend South Africa funeral of historian

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More than 1,000 mourners in South Africa have attended the funeral of historian David Rattray, renowned for leading Anglo-Zulu battlefield tours.
He was murdered by intruders at his lodge in KwaZulu-Natal province.

He lived in Fugitive's Drift, which overlooks Isandhlwana - the 19th Century site where Zulu fighters inflicted a defeat on the British army.

The site is also near Rorke's Drift, defended by a small British band against an overwhelming Zulu force.

Speaking at the funeral, the leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, said South Africans were crying out for something to be done about the high rate of crime in the country.

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