HC Deb 07 August 1884 vol 292 c105

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether it is true, as stated in a telegram from Cape Town, that Mr. Mackenzie is to be superseded as Resident Commissioner in Bechuanaland; and, if so, whether he will inform the House on what grounds this step has been taken?


All the information as to Mr. Mackenzie's movements we as yet have received is contained in a telegram of the 30th of July, from Sir Hercules Robinson, in which he informs us that he has summoned Mr. Mackenzie to Cape Town to confer with him on Bechuanal affairs, and that Mr. Rhodes, late Colonial Treasurer, and a Member of the Griqualand West Boundary Commission, has been appointed to act as Commissioner in Mr. Mackenzie's absence.