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PETSANA

Province: Free State
District Municipality : Thabo Mofutsanyane
Municipality: Nketoana

Arms (crest) of Petsana

Official blazon

  • (af)

Wapen: In goud, 'n klimmende swart perd; op 'n breed kanteelvormig geknobbelde rooi skildhoof, tussen regs en links 'n skuinsgekruiste assegaai en knopkierie met daaroorheen 'n Zoeloeskild, twee naas mekaar geplaaste Basoetohoede, alles goud.
Helmteken: 'n Swart muurkroon belaai met 'n goue sespunte ster.
Wrong en Dekklede: Goud en rooi.
Wapenspreuk: TSHEBEDISANO KE TSWELOPELE

  • (en)

Arms: Or, a horse forcene Sable; on a chief quadrate Gules, between dexter and sinister an assegai and knobkierie in saltire surmounted of a Zulu shield, two Basotho hats in fess, Or.
Crest: A mural crown Sable, charged with a six-pointed star Or.
Wreath and mantling: Or and Gules.
Motto: TSHEBEDISANO KE TSWELOPELE

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on October 16, 1987.

Petsana, the Sesotho word for a filly, takes its name from a freak filly with a singly eye in the middle of its forehead , which was born in the area many years ago, the story of which has passed into local folklore. In a predominantly Basotho area, Petsana is unusual in also having a significant number of Zulus among its residents. These two tribal groups are represented respectively by the Basotho hats and Zulu shield on the chief.

The star which adorns the mural crown is taken from the arms of the adjacent town of Reitz.


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