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 Post subject: Kruger Heroes
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:13 pm 
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I read in Skukuza museum about this one guy. Dumini or something was his name(should have write it down). Can someone please give his real name? Who was a field ranger at Shingwedzi. His age was estimated to be in the 90's when he retired.

He killed a child eating lion and was given the lion's skin in a hat form for his bravery by the Shingwedzi ranger. The ranger was away on business and the lion caught and killed a kid nearby. He rushed to the scene to find the lion charging at him and some followers from close range. He killed the lion right there and then.

The other outstanding hero for me is oom Louis Olivier, saving his friend Johan Yssel's life after he was attacked by a croc.

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He work in Kruger for 52 years in 1919 he started with ranger T. Duke on a outpost could Rolle 55km northwest of Skukusa he started 7 Years before it was declared a national park.
In 1921 he was send to Malelane were he work with Trollope. And he saved his live from a wounded lion on the banks off the Crocodile River.
The child eating lion he shot when he was in Shingwedsi he shot the lion 0.303 rifle :sniper:
Colonel Stevenson-Hamilton gave him 5Pound for his bravery plus a Singer sowing machine and the lion’s skin from witch he made a hat for him self.


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That is it! Thank you so much!

What was his name?

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Sory i forgot to give his name his name was Nombolo Mdluli :oops:


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Sit slim kind!
You clever child!

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There 4 people involved in the crocodile sage

Oom Louis, Tom Yssel and Hans Kolver a helicopter pilot.
Hans Kolver wrist has crush by the crocodile as he turned on him after he let Tom go.
Corrie Kaiser was the man who ran in to the water with the butcher knife that Oom Louis drove in to the crock eye.


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Tieger wrote:
There 4 people involved in the crocodile sage

Oom Louis, Tom Yssel and Hans Kolver a helicopter pilot.
Hans Kolver wrist has crush by the crocodile as he turned on him after he let Tom go.
Corrie Kaiser was the man who ran in to the water with the butcher knife that Oom Louis drove in to the crock eye.

@ Tieger - have you read all this or do you get your info from another source? Do you have any more for us :lol:

There are many Kruger heros that we never hear about. The people behind the scenes who all work towards making Kruger what it is.


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Hi DB
Yes i do have some more stories but it is this PC thing that i am frightened off.
The problem is that i was born too early.
But i will in some time.
Kom van die plaas. :oops:


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Whatever searchengine you use this hero is even not to be found ...
The searchengines do "complain" about the name though, they want to correct from Nombolo Mdluli to Ndombolo Mdluli.
Are you sure about your spelling?

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Tieger wrote:
Hi DB
Yes i do have some more stories but it is this PC thing that i am frightened off.
The problem is that i was born too early.
But i will in some time.
Kom van die plaas. :oops:

You are doing great! Look forward to more stories!


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Could be i am not 100% sure and i have no reverence to double check :?


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Check the Spelling is is corect.


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There was a big spread in the Kruger Park Times (Feb 9) about Louis Olivier and told the story of the crocodile wrestling match in full detail.

BTW does anyone know if KPT is online?


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You can have a look here, but it doesn't seem to be very up to date.


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The bar on the left of the link has a more up to date edition!
Incidentally, was not amused to be charged R2 for an old edition of the KPT from the shop at Olifants when the header of the edition said it was R1.50. Yeah, yeah, I know its only 50c, but the principle of it bothered me (as did the blank stares of the shop assistants when I pointed out their "error".)! My guess was that their cash register was programmed to charge R2 for it and they didn't know how to over-ride it.


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