Life of Sir George Grey: Governor, High commissioner, and Premier. An Historical Biography.
So far had the matter proceeded that Shepstone had actually procured the cession of the territory from the few native chiefs who occupied it, and he prepared to enter into possession. But the High Commissioner would bear no brother-ruler near his throne. After instructing Sir Benjamin Pine to proceed no further in the matter, he reported adversely, and the Home Government could do no otherwise than accept the verdict. Mr. Shepstone had to wait for his kingdom. We cannot help regretting that the experiment was not made. Shepstone could probably have assured its success, if anyone could. It was not to be, and the Zulus are still a menace to Natal.