Fonds A648 - Malaboch Extinguisher

A camp newspaper for the 1894 punitive expedition against Chief Malaboch

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Malaboch Extinguisher


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The Malaboch war resulted from Chief Malaboch's refusal to pay hut taxes to the Transvaal Republic Government (ZAR), and his resistance to be moved from his traditional area of Blouberg. The Boer Campaign following these developments in 1894, led by Commandant-General Piet Joubert, was essentially a punitive action against Malaboch. He was taken prisoner and tried on the 2 August 1894, where he was found guilty but was never sentenced. He was kept prisoner of war until released by the British forces during the Anglo-Boer War in 1900, after which he returned to his people. He died in 1939.

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Copyright Historical Papers Research Archive, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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