Friday, November 22, 2013

Paul Kruger

5th president of south africa

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger known as Paul Kruger was born on 10th  of October 1825. He is the 5th president of South African Republic.  Kruger was born at Bulhoek, on his grandfather's farm in the British Cape Colony, and he grew up on the farm Vaalbank. He received only three months of formal education.

in 1874, he was elected as a member of the Executive Council and shortly after became the Vice-President of the Transvaal. Following the annexation of the Transvaal by Britain in 1877, Kruger became the leader of the resistance movement. During the same year, he visited Britain for the first time as the leader of a deputation. In 1878, he formed part of a second deputation.

30 December 1880 Paul Kruger was elected as President of the Transvaal,

April 1883 he won Presidential elections. 

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