‘The South African soldiers are called Afrikaners and they are Dutch descendants. And they speak a language called Afrikaans.’ I explain that night when we are having dinner.
‘But someone called them another word beginning with B.’ There are a few raised eyebrows at that but we soon find out that the word is Boers— the Dutch word for farmers.
It would only be in 1967 that the Commandant of Zonderwater, Colonel Hendrik Fredrik Prinsloo, would be commended as a genius in his POW administration and for the coordination of the barracks that were eventually built.
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