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Statue of Christiaan de Wet
Bloemfontein, Free State

Coert STEYNBERG: Sculptor
Chrysostomos Savonarola DANEEL: Architect

Date:1954
Type:Statue
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
29°06'55.19" S 26°13'02.96" E Alt: 1389m

Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (7 October 1854 – 3 February 1922) was a Boer general, rebel leader and politician.

He was born on the Leeuwkop farm, in the district of Smithfield in the Boer Republic of the Orange Free State.[2] He later resided at Dewetsdorp, named after his father, Jacobus Ignatius de Wet.

(Wikipedia)

Transcript of plaque:

HIERDIE STANDBEELD VAN
GENERAAL DE WET
IS ONTHUL OP SY 100E VERJAARSDAG
7 OKTOBER 1954
DEUR SY SEUN IZAK

Translation:

THIS STATUE OF
GENERAL DE WET
WAS UNVEILED ON HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY
7 OCTOBER 1954
BY HIS SON IZAK