Zulu UprisingSome causes of the uprising were taxes and after the Anglo-Boer War there was a shortage of workers in the gold mines. Most African people worked on the farms but the taxes forced them to move to the city and work in the mines. Bambatha and his followers refused to pay the tax, and they began destroying European products. The whites realized what was going on and sent the army. All Africans thought to be rebels were burned. The importance was that this was a time when Africans wanted equality.