Hendrik Witbooi is the face on Namibian bank notes. To his followers he was known as by his Nama name of Khaob !Nanseb /Gabemab, which means ‘The captain who disappears in the grass', a reference to his renowned ability as a guerrilla fighter. Hendrik was born in 1830 into a family of leaders. His father, Moses Witbooi, took over leadership of the Witbooi Nama tribe after the death of Hendrik's grandfather, Dawid Witbooi (Kido). Hendrik's uncle was Jonker Afrikaner, perhaps the most famous of all Nama chiefs.