Piet Retief, Mpumalanga

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Piet Retief is a town situated in a timber growing region in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It is the seat of the Mkhondo Local Municipality. It is located not far from the Swaziland border.HistoryThe town was founded by the Voortrekkers in 1883 and named it after the Voortrekker leader, Piet Retief, who was killed by the Zulus under their King Dingane's orders after he tried to settle on their land.In 1886, the inhabitants of the town declared the Klein Vrystaat (Little Free State), which ...

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