Basuto-Boer War 1858

[ 1858 ]

The existence of Mshweshwe's Basuto kingdom on the settlers' eastern flank meant constant friction. With the restoration of peace on the Highveld in the 1840s, many Africans attempted to return to their lands, only to find them occupied. Despite Mshweshwe's attempts to keep the peace, cattle raiding by his dispossessed subjects, together with increasing demands for land and labour from settler sheep-farmers, led to war in 1858 and again in 1865-69. On the first occasion, the Orange Free State was forced to sue for peace.

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