The PIC, 'cadres' and SAA: What are the wars that made Tshepo Mahloele’s ambition seem a virtue?

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Tshepo Mahloele.
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Tshepo Mahloele’s laid-back demeanour, exemplified by a baseball cap and a sports jacket, automatically disarms anyone who happens to bump elbows with him.

This hides the practically Shakespearean character beneath the businessman's charm - quick wit, the ability to inspire with speech, a triumphant and prodigious rise to power, and concern about dark players seemingly plotting his downfall.

The sense of power is also immediate, and he commands attention when he talks – a key attribute in his ability to woo investors and keep them loyal to him.

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