Solomon Thamaga was banished from Matlala's Location, Pietersburg District, [Northern] Transvaal, [now Polokwane, Limpopo Province]to the Natives Reserve 10 [Mandini], Mtunzini District, Natal [now KwaZulu-Natal] on 19 January 1955.

His banishment order stated that despite the removal of Makwena Matlala and her key advisers, people like him were still opposing Native Affairs Department (NAD) rule.

Thamaga's banishment order was withdrawn on 9 February 1966.


• 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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