GENERAL SYONGUU

THE BATTLE OF IVETI (august 1898)
To our regret, her ambition was not fulfilled
Loyal although she was, she fell in to disgrace.
General Syonguu was perfectly in the art of war skilled
But in the battle of Iveti the partisan army succumb to the foe’s crushing force.
Why should the capture and surrender of Generals:
Mwana wa Muka and Nzibu Mweu dampen the heroine’s resolve?
Brave as she was, she could not the savage colonialist to the West drive.

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