1883O.E.A. SchreinerStory of Afr. Farm 72When they drew near the house he threw the whip to the Kaffir leader, and sprang from the side of the waggon.
1895A.B. Balfour1200 Miles in Waggon 72There are no reins, except for a little bit of reim fastened to the front pair of oxen, by which the ‘leader’ or boy, who walks in front in difficult places, pulls them in the required direction.
1907J.P. FitzpatrickJock of Bushveld 417I was left with three leaders and two drivers to manage four waggons.
1936E. RosenthalOld-Time Survivals 15The mode of harnessing has not changed since 1652...Nor has the institution of the leader-boy varied — usually a native piccanin known as the voorloper.
1955V. De KockFun They Had 32Several wagons, bringing Dutch visitors, were outspanned hard by; their Hottentot drivers and leaders..had gathered round the bonfire.
1971Daily Dispatch 16 Dec. 10During the firing, wagon drivers and leaders would help load the guns.
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