Chief of the Zigua Kisabengo

Name ID 1537

See also

Map and Guide to Tanzania
Page Number: 03f
Extract Date: 1840s

A durable society

Chief Kisabengo of the Zigua who came from the Uluguru Mountains, developed a durable society in the Morogoro area with sufficient political and military clout to enable him to challenge the authority of the Sultan of Zanzibar.

During the 1840s Chief Munyigumba of the Sangu dominated the plains of the Ruaha, and Merere, another Sangu leader, built a fortified capital near Mbeya.

Extract ID: 3998