Siege - Koffiefontein OFS 1900
26 October 2017
On 12th October 1900, a force under the command Commandant Visser demanded the surrender of Koffiefontein. The notion was rejected outright by Robertson. On the 16th Robertson withdrew from the town and occupied a position at the mines which he then entrenched. On the 21st the Boers attacked the dorp but failed to press home their advantage. Robertson retaliated by raiding a farm-house occupied by Boers, and a fierce skirmish is said to have ensued. Each side lost one man killed and two Boers were captured. On the 25th General Hertzog turned up and, again to no avail, demanded the surrender of the village; an attack which followed the next day in turn was thwarted and Hertzog withdrew.