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  • noun Plural form of knobkierie.


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  • This section would be armed with traditional weapons such as knobkieries, knives and stones, the union said at the time.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1995

  • I realized then that a number were busy hitting him with stones and with knobkieries.

    'I Saw a Nightmare …' Doing Violence to Memory: The Soweto Uprising, June 16, 1976 2005

  • The weapons including knobkieries and sharpened sticks were being tied together with cable ties and placed in the back of a police van.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2006

  • "No sharpened sticks, no assegaais, no knobkieries," said Cele.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2005

  • Police warned hawkers and shop owners to close shop as the strikers - many armed with knobkieries - hit road signs and billboards in their path.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2005

  • A group of about 300 taxi owners and drivers armed with knobkieries and sticks descended on the Union Buildings to hand two memoranda outlining their concerns to government representatives over the recapitalisation of the industry.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2001

  • Friends of the slain ANC men brandishing sticks and knobkieries also attended the service.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1997

  • Du Plessis said 20kg of dagga, 80kg of gold amalgam, 2000 knobkieries and sticks, 3000 sharpened iron rods and knives, as well as several pieces of mining equipment, were also recovered.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1996

  • Mkaroyi Dlokolo was beaten to death with knobkieries in front of family members, becoming the second person in her family to die in one week following kangaroo court hearings in the township.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1996

  • To argue that lethal weapons like spears, assegais, knobkieries, pangas and battle axes serve no more than a cultural function is to spit on the graves of those thousands of South Africans who have been hacked to death in Sebokeng, Soweto, Swanieville, Shobashobane, Donnybrook and elsewhere.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1996


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