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Ladybrand Personalities

Anna Makhetha Mantsopa Anna Makhetha Mantsopa was born in 1795 in the Eastern Free State area. In 1851, Mantsopa prophesized that the Basotho would win a battle against troops led by a major Warden. Mantsopa became instantly renowned as a prophetess and became a legend. Her memory is preserved and she is still revered by many today. She died on the 11th November 1906 and is buried in the cemetery alongside the Priory Chapel at Modderpoort.
Lady Catharine Brand

Ladybrand was named after Lady (Catharine) Brand, the mother of the speaker of the Cape Province legislative assembly, Sir Christoffel Brand.

The settlement of Ladybrand was created by Voortrekkers to give them control over the territories conquered and captured after the above-mentioned Basotho war. In 1900, during the Second Anglo-Boer War, Ladybrand came under the control of the British.

Lehlohonolo Majoro Lehlohonolo Majoro was born 19 August 1986 in Ladybrand, Free State is a South African football (soccer) striker playing in the Premier Soccer League for Orlando Pirates [1] He is one of the most consistent strikers, scoring over 10 goals in three consecutive seasons. Lehlohonolo Majoro’s controversial transfer to Orlando Pirates
Lefa Tsutsulupa

Lefa Tsutsulupa  was born in February 7 1980, Ladybrand, Free State; was a South African football (soccer) midfielder for Premier Soccer League club Moroka Swallows and South Africa and later He captained Swallows.

Lefa attended primary school in Manyatseng Public School near Ladybrand from 1987 to 1993. He attended high in Le-Reng High School from 1994 to 1998. Lefa was always involved in all sporting codes from a very age. During his school years, he played tennis, basketball, and football. He also participated greatly in athletics and proved to be good in short distance sprinting, discuss, short put and javelin. After high school, he joined Bloemfontein Celtic. Lefa’s footballing career was short-lived due to an injury, but he now focuses on running football clinics and mentoring young boys from the townships to make a career out of football.