GROOT MARICO & DIE GROOT #HOER
’n Beknopte interessante, asook insiggewende, oorsig van die ontstaan van die NW.-dorpie, Groot Marico, met die klem op wat die Boer/Volk met twee van “die kerk”(- ’hoer) se … “afgods-ikone”(- Murray & Lion Cachet) aangevang het toe hulle die “blye evangelie” … vars uit Nederland( -ja-), in die Marico wou bring …!*
Nou NB. – : Ons weet die Boervolk het sterk /vierkant gesteun op veral die TANAKH( -en doen dit steeds*) – maar inmiddels was daar dus iets aan die “blye evangelie” (vars uit Nederland) wat Dié VOLK( /Boere-) “HEAVY” UITGE-“FREAK” het … –
— wat was dit … ~!?*
En dan laat dit mens ONWILLEKEURIG … dink aan wat Die VOLK soms ook met Paulus wou doen … soos in Hand. 20:19 en weer : –
En toe dit dag geword het, het sommige van die Jode saamgespan en hulleself vervloek deur te sê dat hulle nie sou eet of drink totdat hulle Paulus doodgemaak het nie.
- tewete : – was daar dan nie dus iets in die “blye Paulus-evangelie” (Rm 2:16; 16:25) –
— wat ook lynreg ingedruis het teen Die VOLK en TEEN DIE WEG /(van die) Ewige Woord /Wet /TORAH* /Tanakh nie!?*
En wees gerus bedag daarop dat data van /uit “Antieke Dokumente /Bronne” as omtrent 100% meer!!… betroubaar /eerlik /outentiek… geag moet word synde dit nie onderwerp uitgelewer was en SLAG_offer was van die 100% SLANG~saad /(f*kn) jood-beheerde mediahuise /korporasies se …politieskorrekte …’progressiewe …heLLs-gif van vandag nie . . . *!!!*
((- en onthou die Apartheid /’kodesh’ Skrif -beginsel i.d.v. : – van kwaad na erger …namate Die Einde aanbreek – veral ook wat betref die SLANG~saad /(f*kn) jood-beheerde #SYSTEM se leuens …op leuens…)
Episodes from the past
Abundant stone implements testify to prolonged human activity in the region in prehistoric times, as do the rock engraving sites. It is reasonably certain that Bushman and Khoikhoi inhabited the area until the beginning of the 18th century. Nowadays much is known about the extensive Iron Age culture in the Marico; prinarily from historical descriptions of travellers like John Campbell, as well as research done by archaeologists up to the present day.
Visited in 1820 by John Campbell, the town of Kaditswene was the largest Iron Age settlement south of the Limpopo River. (In size comparable to Cape Town during the same period). The inhabitants numbered between 16 000 to 20 000 and were known as Bahurutshe, famous for their skill as miners and smelters of iron and copper, as well as being stone masons and possessing enormous cattle herds. Campbell seemed impressed by this Tswana settlement.
Kaditswene was situated on one of the highest hills in the vicinity and each hut was surrounded by a neat stone wall. According to him the interiors were decorated with clay sculpture and paintings in no way inferior to the work of European craftsmen. Some of the Bahurutshe possessed substantial quantities of copper and glass beads. Radiocarbon dating suggests that Kaditswene was already in existence in the 17th century. Recent excavations at the site show that the Batswana may have been in the area as much as 1000 years before the present. This is not backed by oral tradition however.
Upheavals on the central plateau of South Africa shortly after Campbell’s visit also affected the Marico. Invasions by the Batlokwa under Mantasisi, the Bataung of Moletsane and Sebetwane’s Makololo devastated the countryside and Kaditswene was abandoned by 1823. For a while the Bahurutshe would find a refuge at Mosega.
Meanwhile Mzikikazi and his Ndebele (Matabele) from Natal, arrived in 1826 and settled the area between the Magaliesberg and the Limpopo. In 1827 a Scottish trader, Robert Schoon travelled through the Marico, trading among the Bahurutshe. Mzilikazi also got to hear of his whereabouts. In 1829 he returned to the area with his friend William McLucky. They found some 2000 Bahurutshe living in the Mosega basin and Kaditswene deserted. A little later they outspanned along the Marico River, and recorded an abundance of fish, as well as crocodile.
Robert Moffat of Kuruman also visits the Bahurutshe settlement at Mosega in 1829. In 1831 a plot by Barend Barendse’s Griqua and their Koranna and Batswana confederates aimed against Mzilikazi ends in disaster for them. It also raises the ire of the Matabele. In 1832 three French missionaries, Lemute, Rolland and Pellissier of the Paris Missionary Society settles at Mosega, but their stay is of short duration. The Bahurutshe discovers spies sent by Mzilikazi near Mosega and put them to death.
Mzilikazi decides to delay no longer. He invades Bahurusthe country and moves his whole Matabele tribe into the Marico. Mosega becomes his southernmost cattlepost. The Bahurutshe, scattered far and wide, only returned to the Marico in 1848, by now a part of the territory is controlled by the Boers, who allows them to settle at Dinokana.
By 1834 the Matabele are settled at Dinokana. By 1834 the Matabele are settled comfortably in the fertile valleys of the Marico River and a year later Mzilikazi is visited by his friend Robert Moffat, who obtains a waggon-load of White Stinkwood timber from the Molopo River south of Mosega for use as roof-beams in the mission church at Kuruman. In May 1836, on recommendation of Moffat, Mzilikazi allows some American missionaries to rebuild the missionary station at Mosega. They are Alexander and Jane Wilson from North Carolina, Daniel and Lucy Lindley from Ohio and Henry and Martha Venable from Kentucky. Meanwhile Mzilikazi signs an accord with the Cape Colony in terms of which he becomes aligned with the latter. In October Jane Wilson succumbs to fever at Mosega and becomes, as far as is known, the first white woman to be buried in Transvaal soil.
During the same month Capt Cornwallis-Harris pays Mzilikazi a visit during an expedition which takes him through the Marico. He is accompanied by Richardson and Nasserwanjee. At the beginning of 1837 Potgieter, Maritz and their Griqua, Koranna and Barolong alies gather together a striking force and attack Mosega in February. The Matabele fall back to Enzelsberg and in October are driven from there by Potgieter, Uys and a commando of 360 men. On 9 November they attack Mzilikazi’s last stronghold in the Marico after which the depart from the Transvaal and settles north of the Limpopo.
The first white settler in the Marico was Coenraad de Buys in 1815. Until recently there were still descendants of De Buys to be found here. From 1844 onwards white settlers started moving into the region. A singular group of people are to be found around the 1850’s living in the Enzelsberg.
They have come to be known as the Jerusalem-gangers.
[[ Siener van Rensburg en die Boerevolk (deel2)
Visited by Dr Andrew Murray at the time, they engaged in fierce theological dispute with him and concluded that
HE MUST BE THE ANTICHRIST. (… must be “Paul” … *)
HE BARELY ESCAPES BEING STONED
Figure 1Adrew Murray
Their spokesman, Jan Enslin elects to lead them to Jerusalem. Their objective being to find the source of the Nile after which it should be child’s play to get to Egypt, and from there reach the promised land with the aid of the maps at the back of their Bibles.
Enslin, it seems, died of fever before the pilgrimage had commenced. Undeterred however, they set off and finding a north-flowing stream, christended it the Eye of the Nile, close to present day Nylstroom. It is believed that they did not get beyond the Waterberg area.
People with the Enslin name late took part in the Dorsland-trek which from the Marico commenced during the 1870’s with well known disastrous results for many of the participants.
In the northwest part of the Marico Livingstone’s missionary station is destroyed in 1852 and missionaries Livingstone, Edwards and Inglis ((= the antichrist …*) have to leave the Transvaal under banning orders from the government.
During the 1860’s the Marico once again makes news headlines when political and religious disputes turn into civil war between the people’s army of commandant Jan Viljoen and his Marico commando and the state force of President Kruger.
In 1868 we hear once more of Viljoen when HE ASSAULTS REVEREND FRANS LION CACHET WITH HIS SJAMBOK
((= the antichrist …*).
The latter had arrived to establish a Dutch Reformed((- the Babylon /whore >Rev. 17; 18) parish in the district.
((Frans Lion Cachet (1835–1899) – Jewish emissary for Christ
2Frans Lion Cachet
The Marico is first officially proclaimed a district by the Transvaal Volksraad on 31st October 1871. During the early 1880’s wars are waged along a tenuous western Transvaal border as Batswana chiefs, assisted by white mercenaries find themselves in a desperate struggle for land.
Among the white mercenaries are deserters from the British army freebooters, also Marico farmers and the reward is land and cattle looted. A short lived republic called Goosen, is established at Rooigrond. Hostilities come to an end with the British annexation of South Bechuanaland in 1885. An armed insurrection of the Transvaal takes place on 29 December 1895 when Dr LS Jameson invades the Marico from Bechuanaland. He surrenders shortly after at the farm Vlakfontein near Krugersdorp.
On 24 October 1901 a British convoy on the way to Zeerust is ambushed at Kleinfontein near Groot Marico. The burghers managed to carry off 15 laden wagons, 150 mules and 160 horses. The casualties on both sides were severe, 51 dead pr wounded on Boer side and 84 on the English side.
Antique Grain Mill in Town Kaditsthwene Archaeological Site
Large Iron age settlement, south of the Limpopo
Kleinfontein Anglo Boer War Memorial Kleinfontein Battlefields