Krouthumsa Keijtsha of the Goringhaiqua1

M, #19112, b. circa 1623, d. 3 July 1658

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Last Edited15/09/2021
Birth*Krouthumsa Keijtsha of the Goringhaiqua was born circa 1623 in de Caep de Goede Hoop, the date is estimated. He was killed by the settlers on 3 July 1658.1,2
Death*He died on 3 July 1658, he was shot in the eye and killed by the sergeant Jan van Harwarden. Several Khoe had been locked up because they had failed to find and deliver to the officials absconded slaves. Van Riebeeck ordered Khoe cattle confiscated and the violence ensued as a consequence.3,4 




  1. [S405] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), pp.302. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658.
  2. [S646] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, JVR Journal II, 1656-1658, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), p.140. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal II 1656-1658.
  3. [S646] Precis of the archives, JVR Journal II 1656-1658, p.136 The sergeant then went back to get the cattle. This, however, was not accomplished so quietly; some of Herry's men resisted, and the sergeant, who was mounted, was nearly pierced with an assegai. He avoided the missile, and with his gun wounded the Hottentoo in the legs, giving him a charge of shot; another he wounded in the eye with a pistol bullet, who fell down at once.
  4. [S405] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658, pp.297.

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