1951L.G. GreenGrow Lovely 45For nearly two centuries Cape Town’s chief of police was an official with the title of Fiscal — a name which survives in the shape of Janfiskaal, Jacky Hangman or butcher-bird. That shows you how popular the fiscal was.
1971Informant, GrahamstownIsn’t Jacky Hangman the same as Jan Fiscaal?
1977F.G. ButlerKaroo Morning 161One day when I came..with my specimen jar full of newly dead wonders, one of my cousins laughed and said, ‘Here comes old Janfiskaal.’ I was deeply..hurt by this pleasantry. The habits of the butcherbird, Jacky Hangman, or Janfiskaal, were well known to me.
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