HC Deb 22 June 1904 vol 136 cc819-20
THE MASTER OF ELIB ANK (Edinburgh, Midlothian)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received any telegraphic communication from Lord Milner regard- ing the alleged unrest amongst the natives in the Zoutpansberg district of the Transvaal, concerning which he made inquiry.


I am informed by Lord Milner that there is no confirmation of the rumours of unrest; that a mobile troop of South African Constabulary have been dispatched to Pietersburg to allay the fears of the white population, but that so far the utmost vigilance of the Native Affairs Department has failed to discover any signs of unrest.