By Sam Ditshego
Africa and other parts of the world were invaded from 1500 BCE until 1500 CE. The Munhumutapa Empire was destroyed circa 1400 CE by the Portuguese and was precipitated by rivalry and in-fighting. The seat of government of the Munhumutapa Empire was in Great Zimbabwe the place that most people know as the Zimbabwe ruins.
The Dutch were not the first Europeans to come to the shores of South Africa, it was the Portuguese in the 1400’s who included Bartholomeus Diaz but their vessels ended up at the shores. The Dutch