Eight Days in September

The Removal of Thabo Mbeki

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.

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  • EAN: 9781770102217
  • eBook EAN: 9781770102224
  • Pages: 292 pp
  • Format: Trade Paperback (234 x 153 mm)
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Praise for Frank Chikane

‘I admire the courage with which Frank Chikane engages and reflects on the crucial period in our country’s history he is writing about.’ – Nomboniso Gasa

One Review for “Eight Days in September”

  1. Sisanda says:

    Very interesting book,really a page turner and an eye opener to those who were not aware of how politicians can be cruel and dishonest back stabbers and how unloyal their are,thanks to Frank Chikane for his courage and for being brave enough to tell us the truth.

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