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“A Part of our History”

Gideon Scheepers Memorial
Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

A simple monument to a hero if the Anglo Boer war. Enough time has now passed for people to forget what side their forefathers were on and can just acknowledge that both sides fought for what they believed in.

Unfortunately the area has been neglected a bit and needs a good clean.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We visited the Memorial on our Honeymoon as both my husband and me are intrigued with all types of History. Anglo Boer history is however quite different as it tells the story of our own people. The memorial is well maintained. If you are an Afrikaner, you can't help to feel saddened by this young man who died at 23, fighting for our people and who died for his country. Definitely worth a visit to remind us of the sacrifices made.

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Gideon Scheepers was a commandant in the Anglo Boer War. He was captured and charged with war crimes. He was found guilty and was executed by a firing squad on 18 January 1902 close to the sight of the monument. It is so sad, he was only 23 when he died and his grave was never found.

The Monument comprise of three rocks with a stainless steel needle, which symbolizes hope and faith in God.

1  Thank Lu-Gerda
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