Abel Mabe was one of the six alongside with Jeremiah Rakoko Mabe, accused of various offences arising from conflict in Mabieskraal, (Pilansberg), Rustenburg District, Transvaal (now North West Province).

An order issued on 9 September 1949 banished Mabe, this order was revoked on 14 May 1952.

Another order of 19 December 1955, which banished him from Rustenburg to Vryburg in the Transvaal (now North West Province), was rejected by the Supreme Court on the basis that โ€˜the Natives concerned were not afforded the opportunity of showing cause why they should not be removed.โ€™

Following an amendment to the1927 Native Administration Amendment Act, Mabe was then banished to Driefontein Native Trust Farm,Vryburg District on 6 June 1956.

There is no evidence that his order was 6 June 1956 revoked.


Contribution by Professor S. Badat on Banishment, Rhodes University, 2012. From the book, Forgotten People - Political Banishment under Apartheid by Professor S. Badat.

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