News of the day
John Munnik again! Who was on this occasion charged with stealing a duck. Thirteen convictions were proved against him and several floggings. The prisoner begged hard to be sent to Robben Island, but the magistrate told him that after he had undergone 14 days’ solitary confinement, none on spare diet, and 12 lashes, he would willingly assist him in his application for a removal to the Island. repartee with the coloured men of the opposition. The blind man was cheered as he emerged, for he was a splendid example of the true democratic spirit. Probably more natives than ever before were polling at Maitland today. There was a continual flow of men on foot and in lorries from the location and from the works at Salt River. Many sang as they went past in support of General Jan Smuts’s South African Party.