Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Maviti (Mazitu), Zulu hordes, which about the middle of the present century crossed the Zambesi and overran the regions between the east coast and Lakes Nyassa and Tanganyika. Later some passed west of Nyassa, while others settled in small groups amongst the Mahenges of the Upper Lufiji and elsewhere. "From the head of Lake Tanganyika to the Zambesi, and from the lakes to the coast, the very name of the Maviti, Mazitu, Matuta - for they are known by these and other names in various districts - causes the native tribes to shudder." (E. D. Young, Nyassa, p. 178.)