King Lobengula Quote on the Chameleon and the Fly

Zimbabwe_King Lobengula 1893
King Lobengula in 1893

Did you ever see a chameleon catch a fly? The chameleon gets behind the fly and remains motionless for some time, then he advances very slowly and gently, first putting forward one leg and then the other. At last, when well within reach, he darts his tongue and the fly disappears. England is the chameleon and I am that fly.”  King Lobengula

3 thoughts on “King Lobengula Quote on the Chameleon and the Fly

      1. Yeah, the timing was perfect for a post like this. My jaw dropped when I found out about the story. I remember there being some talks, but I was shocked they were going forward with it.

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