Maretile Kooae was allegedly one of the agitators in the Witzieshoek Native Reserve, Harrismith District, Orange Free State [now Free State Province], who refused the instructions of the head of the Native Commissioner.He was banished to Native Reserve No.19, Nkandhla District, Natal [now KwaZulu-Natal] on 8 March 1954. 

His order was withdrawn 13 years later on 23 August 1967


• 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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