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Eight Days in September: The Removal of Thabo Mbeki

Eight Days in September: The Removal of Thabo Mbeki

  • R 19500


Eight Days in September

The Removal of Thabo Mbeki

by Frank Chikane

Eight Days in September is a riveting, behind-the-scenes account of the turbulent eight-day period in September 2008 that led to the removal of Thabo Mbeki as president of South Africa.

As secretary of the cabinet and head (director-general) of the presidency at the time, Frank Chikane was directly responsible for managing the transition from Mbeki to Kgalema Motlanthe, and then on to Jacob Zuma, and was one of only a few who had a front-row seat to the unfolding drama.

Eight Days in September builds substantially on the so-called Chikane Files, a series of controversial articles Chikane published with Independent Newspapers in July 2010, to provide an insider’s perspective on this key period in South Africa’s recent history, and to explore Thabo Mbeki’s legacy.


Author     Frank Chikane
ISBN       9781770102217
Format    Paperback
Pages     272p


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