Analysis | Ugly and lawless, but not quite a coup

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The narrative by Ramaphosa and his brigade to pin the chaos on someone, anyone, is so far driven by self-preservation and not facts. Photo: Tebogo Letsie
The narrative by Ramaphosa and his brigade to pin the chaos on someone, anyone, is so far driven by self-preservation and not facts. Photo: Tebogo Letsie

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But we can at least say that in Bophuthatswana we have lived to see two coups staged in our lifetime – something that many of our former Transvaal compatriots have no experience of.

The first coup attempt on February 10 1988, against the late former Bophuthatswana president Lucas Mangope, was special for my fellow villagers in Magokgwane, Ramatlabama, in Mahikeng because our own proud son of the soil Sergeant-Major Timothy Phiri was among those who led the military action to install opposition leader Rocky Malebane-Metsing as president.

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