Grave of Martha Molebaloa

Mui of the Baralong

This is an outlying grave in the leper cemetery on Robben Island, South Africa. It is significant because it is the grave of Martha Molebaloa, born Mui of the Baralong Chief of Thaba Nchu. She died in May 1905, age 33.

Unfortunately it does not state which chief of the Barolong her father was. Based on her age and the date on the grave, she may have been the daughter of Chief Moroka I of the Barolong Boo Moroka, or at least related to him.

Another famous descendant of Chief Moroka was his great grandson, Dr. James Moroka, a medical doctor and a politician. Dr. Moroka was the president of the African National Congress from 1949 until 1952. He was succeeded as president by Albert Luthuli.


  • Decimal degrees: -33.80244 (Latitude) 18.37424 (Longitude)
  • Degrees, Minutes & Seconds: S33 48 08 (Latitude) E18 22 27 (Longitude)
  • GPS: S 33 48.146 (Latitude) E 18 22.454 (Longitude)
  • UTM: 34S 256924 (X) 6256649 (Y)
  • Above sea level: 30 ft / 9 m

... also on Robben Island.