Martyr’s Cross – Eshowe

Martyr’s Cross – Eshowe

 

The Martyr’s Cross a few kilometers to the east of Eshowe, is on a hill overlooking Gingindlovu and the distant Indian Ocean. The cross is on the site where Maqhamusela Khanyile was sacrificed on 9 March 1877, for his Christian beliefs. He was the first such martyre in South Africa.

 

The view from the site of the cross towards the distant sea.

The view from the site of the cross towards the distant sea.