Today, 158 years ago, George Grey arranges peace between King Moshoeshoe & the Free State


Cape Governor, Sir George Grey, arranges between Basotho King, Moshoeshoe and the Free State Voortrekkers at Aliwal North.

Grey was Governor of Cape Colony from 5 December 1854 to 15 August 1861. He founded Grey College, Bloemfontein in 1855 and Grey High School in Port Elizabeth in 1856.

The peace brought to an end the First Basotho War or the Senekal War with the Free State Voortrekkers.

However, the peace was short-lived and a second war fell through in 1865.

Source: South African History Online

Compiled by Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News