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date: 05 December 2020

Plaatje, Solomon Tshekisholocked

(1876–1932)
  • Brian Willan

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Plaatje, Solomon Tshekisho (1876–1932), writer and political leader in South Africa, was born on 9 October 1876 at Podisetlhogo Farm, Doornfontein, near Boshof, Orange Free State, South Africa. He was the sixth of eight children of Johannes Kushumane Plaatje (1835–1896), a cattle farmer and deacon of the Lutheran ...

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