6 November 1900
At the height of the South African War 1899-1902 (Anglo-Boer War), General Christiaan Rudolph De Wet was defeated at Bothaville, South Africa by British forces. In 1899-1902, the South African War became one of the most important events in the history of South Africa. On 31 March 1900 De Wet dealt the British a severe blow when he defeated Brigadier-General R.G. Broadwood's forces at Sannaspos near Bloemfontein. This came three months after President Steyn appointed De Wet as field-general under General PA Cronje on the western front. De Wet died on 23 February 1922 and was buried at the foot of the Women’s Memorial.