Frasi di Petrus Jacobus Joubert
Petrus Jacobus Joubert
Data di nascita: 20. Gennaio 1834
Data di morte: 28. Marzo 1900
Petrus Jacobus Joubert meglio conosciuto come Piet Joubert è stato un politico e generale sudafricano.
Alleato e, allo stesso tempo rivale di Paul Kruger, fu vice presidente e Comandante Generale della Repubblica Sudafricana del Transvaal.
Frasi Petrus Jacobus Joubert
„... de gevaare drygt aan alle kanten om een oorlog met die kaffers.
„…the real truth. Now, you must have heard that the English – or as they are better known the Englishmen – took away our country, the Transvaal, or, as they say, annexed it. We then talked nicely for four years, and begged for our country. But no; when an Englishman once has your property in his hand, then is he like a monkey that has its hands full of pumpkin-seeds — if you don't beat him to death, he will never let go – and then all our nice talk for four years did not help us at all. Then the English commenced to arrest us because we were dissatisfied, and that caused the shooting and fighting. Then the English first found that it would be better to give us back our country. Now they are gone, and our country is free, …
— The Transvaal from Within, 1899, J. P. Fitzpatrick.
:Letter to Lobengula, dated March 8, 1882, which Fitzpatrick, writing from Pretoria jail, attributes to Joubert. The letter was found by Francis Thompson at Lobengula’s kraal, while negotiating on behalf of C. J. Rhodes.“
„The heart of my soul is bloody with sorrow. … (Nonverbatim: I have done my utmost for peace, despite England pushing the Boers out of their inheritance bit by bit, and taking advantage of us in every conference and native war. My hope till the present war had been for a South African Confederacy under English protection – the Cape, Natal, Free State and Transvaal all having equal rights and local self-government.) … But now we can only leave it to God. If it is His will that the Transvaal perish, we can only do our best.
— The Diary of a Siege, 1900, H. W. Nevinson.
:In conversation with Henry Nevinson, October 2, 1899, at the outbreak of war. According to Nevinson, Joubert spoke English with a "piquant lack of grammar and misuse of words".“
— Piet Joubert
The Last Boer War, H. Rider Haggard, p. 237 Vicinity of Lang’s Nek, February 1881. From a statement made in Newcastle by the hottentot driver, Allan Smith, who quoted a certain Viljoen, who would have quoted Joubert. Haggard and Fitzpatrick used his statement to implicate Joubert in the murder of Dr. Barber and wounding of Mr. Walter Dyas, who arrived without prior arrangement in a boer camp during the First Boer War.
„They [the field cornets] should have seen to it that the bible be used in schools, as the law prescribes.“
— Piet Joubert
Thomas Francois Burgers, MS Appelgryn, 1979, p. 62 :In 1874, in reply to a controversy which arose due to remaining influence of the state church (Hervormde Kerk) in ZAR schools, which for the first time were not state controlled