Dawid Kruiper was laid rest on Saturday amongst the red dunes of the Kalahari. He was famous for helping orchestrate a historic land claim for the Bushmen. Through his efforts the Khomani San were given six huge farms, that total over 38000 hectares in size.
The picture of the man himself Dawid Kruiper. Behind him dignatories and Bushmen in traditional garb. Picture Antoine de Ras
The state recognised Dawid contribution to his people and honoured him with a state funeral.
These are a couple of photographs from the day.
Funeral service for Dawid Kruiper born 01/09/1935, died 13/06/2012 at Andriesvale in the Northern Cape . Picture Antoine de Ras
A traditionalist bushman, at Dawid Kruiper’s funeral. Picture Antoine de Ras
Pic by Antoine de Ras
Traditional leaders walk ahead of Dawid Kruiper’s coffin during the funeral procession. Pic by Antoine de Ras
A bushman jumps out of Dawid Kruiper’s grave after moving the coffin into a cavity cut into the side of the grave.
- The home of Hendrik Kruiper, Dawid’s brother