The Battle Of Mosita (Part 3)

In our last instalment, a large Transvaal Boer commando under the direct command of General Andries Pretorius had withdrawn at sunset from the battlefield at Mosita.

The next morning the Boers found the battlefield deserted. Low on water for his men, horses and oxen alike, the ailing Pretorius decided to give up the chase and head back to Mooiriver.

For his part, the Barolong booRatshidi’s Kgosi Montshiwa withdrew with his surviving forces further to the west, stopping when he reached Morokweng, where he remained until August of 1853. Among the Batswana who had been slain at Mosita was Lentswe, who had become a hero leading Bahurutshe resistance to the Boers in defiance of the morafe’s then pre-eminent Kgosi Moilwa.

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