In 1451, the Zulu King ordered the construction of a seaport along the Indian Ocean, so that it would help with international trade and exploration of the surrounding land and ocean. The Zulu Council was established in 1452, to help assist the King in very important decisions. The establishment of the Council would mark the beginning of democracy in the future. In 1455, the seaport is finished, and is called Ulwandle Itheku. In 1458, contact with the country of Oman occurred, and as a result, trade increased between the two nations. The southern tip of a island called Madagascar.