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Looking for info on Tshokwane the Muti Man

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Looking for info on Tshokwane the Muti Man

Unread postby annie R » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:09 pm

I'm intrigued by the snippet on SANParks' website: "Tshokwane was a Man of Muti. The picnic site bearing his name is ideally situated ..." blah blah.

I'm sure we all know the picnic site well, but does anyone know where I can find out more info about the man it was named after? My curiosity is piqued and Googling him hasn't turned anything up on the web.

Why was he important enough to have a place named after him at Kruger?
Where exactly did he live in this area?
When did he live?
Are there any tales of his exploits?

Any help from the history buffs among us would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Looking for info on Tshokwane the Muti Man

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:44 pm

Annie all I could find was the following

Its status as a game-rich area remains true today. Tshokwane was the name of an old Shangaan chief who lived there until his death in 1915. He was a mine of information about the tribal history of the area, and regaled Stevenson-Hamilton with stories about Swazi and Zulu raids into the area half-a-century before.


I'm sure in the old Kruger History books there should be more info.
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Re: Looking for info on Tshokwane the Muti Man

Unread postby annie R » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:01 pm

Thanks, lion queen, that snippet usefully pegs the time during which he lived in the area.


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