• Short Summary

    Ignoring the danger of being blown to bits by primed explosive charges, Mokgosi Muthuso, a Bechuana fuse-lighter at Geduld Mines near Springs in the Transvaal, ran back into the mine to save the life of a European ganger pinned down by falling rock.

  • Description

    Ignoring the danger of being blown to bits by primed explosive charges, Mokgosi Muthuso, a Bechuana fuse-lighter at Geduld Mines near Springs in the Transvaal, ran back into the mine to save the life of a European ganger pinned down by falling rock.

    At the mine Nov 17, his bravery was recognised when the "Miners' V.C."-was presented to Mokgosi by mr C.B.Anderson, President of the Chamber of Mines, after he had read the citation.

    Thirty more fuses had been lit by Mokgosi, and the charged holes were about to begin going off one by one when the unexpected explosion occurred Dazed by the blast, Mokgosi began to run from the mine with another native when he heard Van Loggerenberg's cry. He managed to drag the injured European clear before the rest of the charges started to explode.

    The Bronze Medal was first awarded in 1916. Since 1940 it has also been awarded to non-Europeans, and Mokgosi is the sixth non-European to receive it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAKQPG65JZ9ZKCBM26B4JE8AEE
    Media URN:
    VLVAKQPG65JZ9ZKCBM26B4JE8AEE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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