General – Jacobus Philippus (Kootjie) Snyman.

General Jacobus Philippus (Kootjie) Snyman.
General Snyman was born on January 29, 1838.He started the Boer War as Commandant of the Zeerust Commando, and later became a General of the Rustenburg and Marico burghers. He served at Mafeking under General Cronje. When Cronje’s left the area on 18 November 1899, Snyman took command of the Boer forces around Mafeking.He participated in the siege of  Mafeking and was blamed by Cronje for his poor leadership and the bad discipline of his men. History sees him as a lacklustre commander. After the siege, he moved to the Pretoria area and took part in the battle of Diamond Hill.
He was stripped of his rank after the Diamond Hill engagement.He was one of the worst of all the Generals of the Anglo Boer war.
He died on December 19, 1925 in Doornhoek, Marico, he was 87 years old.