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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.

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