Gauteng, KRUGERSDORP district, Magaliesburg, Herero King's grave
Cemetery information provided by the photographer:-
King Michael Tjiseseta (1872 – 1927) of Omaruru, Namibia, who after being defeated by the Germans fled to South Africa. On the 29 January 1906 a total of 198 Herero left Walvis Bay for the Witwatersrand Gold mines, amongst whom were King Michael Tjiseseta and 82 men, presumably his Omaruru followers. He resided on a farm in the Magaliesburg and worked as a recruiting officer for the WNLA among his followers from Omaruru, who worked at Blaauwbank mine in Magaliesburg. He remained in Magaliesburg until his death in June 1927 and his was laid to rest along the railway line to Rustenburg and parallel the Magalies River. The precise cause of death and date of death is not certain. As the Namibian Embassy confirmed that some historians think it might have been the year 1926. (from http://mochesowaafrika.blogspot.com/)
The site was excavated as far as I can see in 2004. He has however been re-interred in Namibia, at the Old Rhenish Cemetery, Omaruru, Erongo, Namibia But the site in magalies, which has 4 mounds, may still contain family members.
Credit must go to Emanuel Zulu for knowing where the burial site is.
eGGSA captions by: Alex van Niekerk
The GGSA Cemetery DVD only has information on the location of the cemetery
Cemetery ID: 4074
Google Earth Project Information:-
GPS: -26 0.154, 27 32.497
Date: 25 Jun 2011
Contributed by: eGGSA
Size: 3 items