Kommandant – J.D.L. Botha

He was born on 28 October 1837 in the Oudtshoorn district. He arrived in the Transvaal in 1849 and in 1864 was chosen as Veldkornet of the Klein Marico ward of the Marico district.

In 1884 he was promoted to Commandant of the same district and served through the Anglo Boer war till the end