1880E.F. SandemanEight Months in Ox-Waggon 259The sarsapi..is the fleetest, toughest and most enduring of all South African antelopes.
1891R. WardSportsman’s Handbk 123In Zululand were to be found, a few years ago, Elephants..Sassabies, [etc.].
1900W.L. SclaterMammals of S. Afr.I. 146Both Kirby and Selous state that the sassaby is the fleetest, toughest and most enduring of all South African antelopes.
1925F.C. SlaterCentenary Bk of S. Afr. Verse 237Sasseby, A large antelope found in Southern Rhodesia and the low country of the Transvaal. Colour dark purplish red. Said to be the swiftest of our antelopes.
c1936S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 1083The Sassaby or Tsesebe..in general appearance..somewhat resembles the Cape hartebeest, but is a faster runner.
1948A.C. WhiteCall of Bushveld 74Sessaby I have never seen in a herd...More often one comes across them in twos, threes and fours.
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