4 April 1906
A Police column sent to investigate reports that Chief Bhambatha kaMancinza Zondi (whose community had refused to pay the Poll Tax introduced by the Colonial Government) was in the vicinity came under attack. The commander decided to withdraw to Keate’s Drift, taking some civilians from the nearby Marshall’s Hotel. He decided to return to Greytown that evening and was ambushed en route. Four policemen were killed. More information in Greytown Museum.
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