1887 Christoph Hälbich from Otjimbingwe brings cattle to Cape Town.
Eugen von Brön erects a cannery at Sandwich Harbour.
Paul Visser, Moses Witbooi’s rival, gains the support of Nama leaders such as Manasse !Noreseb of Hoachanas, the ||Hawoben leader Karl "Ses" Hendrik, Hendrik Windstaan of the Groot Doden, and possibly also Jan Jonker Afrikaner, to defeat Moses. Moses calls on Hendrik Witbooi for help.
Axel Eriksson settles on a cattle farm near Namutoni, where he stays until his death.
The nineteenth Ongandjera King Iiyambo yIileka is killed by the later King Tshaanika Tsha Natshilongo (1887-1930).
24.04. Hendrik Witbooi attacks the Ovaherero in Otjimbingwe. Even Göring’s horse is taken, but is later returned.
03.06. Hendrik Witbooi again attacks Otjimbingwe but has to flee. The Witbooi Nama move in the direction of Tsaobis.
14.09. Maharero declares to Göring that the mining rights of the DKGSWA are null and void, except for the rights of the trader Robert Lewis to the Ebony and Otavi mines. Germany, however, retains the right to regulate mining in the Ovaherero area (as per the treaty signed in the presence of missionary Diehl).
Due to the continued wars initiated by Hendrik Witbooi the Rhenish Missionary Society closes the mission station at Gibeon. Missionary Rust moves to Gochas to the Fransman or !Khara-khoen Nama where he dies on 30.03.1894.

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Missionary Grave: Heinrich Friedrich Gottlieb Rust: Auob Valley: Gochas: Hardap Region: April 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

Oct./Jan. 1888 Hendrik Witbooi and his ally !Hoëb ||Oasmab (also named Fritz Lazarus ||Oaseb) of the Kai||khaun from Hoachanas (who became Manasse !Noreseb’s opponent and rival chief), engage Paul Visser in a series of skirmishes but fail to attain victory. Karl "Ses" Hendrik from the ||Hawoben is killed in one of these skirmishes.
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