Soon after his birth, in 1927 at Maripeskop near Klaserie in the eastern Transvaal [Mpumalanga], Matsiketsane “Lanios” Mashile’s family was relocated to a farm at the Native Trust Farm Ludlow, Pilgrim’s Rest District, Transvaal [Mpumalanga].  Growing up in an impoverished family, he was forced to leave school after standard one [Grade 3].  


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

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