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 Post subject: Re: Kruger Heroes
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:24 am 
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These veterans will be missed - I understand that the eductional requirement to be appointed is matric , now todays candidates who have grown up in the settlements and towns have relatively little bush experience and historical knowledge , a lot of info will be lost due to the passage of time and modernisation of their lifestyle .

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger Heroes
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Hear hear...Hats off to Sergeant Charlie Nkuna. What a rich life to live in so many ways. And great that the recognition was given by SANParks too. :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger Heroes
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Nombolo Mdluli the ranger on the first page, worked in Kruger for 52 years and retired in 1971. When he retired, what items did he donate to the museum at Skukuza, which apparently are still on display. I can not find anything about this if it is true or not can somebody help me.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger Heroes
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It is true , I quote loosely and not fully from page 110 of the book "Kruger - Portrait of a National Park"

"His hat that was made from the skin of a lion he destroyed that had killed a young boy who was guarding a maize field from baboons , his rifle that he was authorised to use to despatch troublesome lions by the warden , as well as the sewing machine he received as a gift from the park warden are all on display at the museum within the Stevenson hamilton Library ."

Nombolo Mdluli had previously distinguished himself for other brave actions .

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger Heroes
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Dear Ndloti/ Rooies/ Louis,

I wrote a short paper on Nombolo Mdluli and can email it to you if you're interested. He must have been a remarkable man and one of those old timers I would have loved to meet. Send me your email addresses, if you're interested.

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JOEP STEVENS

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