An early treasurer of the African National Congress (ANC) and for some years the ANC provincial president in the Orange Free State. Educated at Healdtown, he was a chief of the Barolong, a subgroup of the Tswana, and owned a large farm in the Thaba 'Nchu reserve. In 1913 he was a member of the ANC deputation to the minister of Native affairs, which protested against the Land Act. In the early 1920s he established a newspaper, the Messenger-Morumioa, which was published in Bloemfontein for about two years.
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