HC Deb 21 March 1906 vol 154 cc368-9
MR. J. M. ROBERTSON (Northumberland, Tyneside)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the recent circulation of charges of treasonable intent against the Zulu chief, Dinuzulu; and whether, in view of the formal complaints of the Natal authorities in the past, that such charges against that chief are unfounded and mischievous, his department will confer with the Natal Government, with a view to taking proceedings against the person or person now found to be responsible.


I presume that the hon. Member refers to reports in the newspaper Press. The Natal Government are satisfied as to the loyalty of Dinuzulu and his people, and it is for that Government to decide whether it is desirable, and, if so, whether it is possible to take such proceedings as the hon. Member suggests. The Secretary of State does not feel called upon to intervene in the matter.