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South Africa: Mbeki as a tragic hero

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa, Politics

Is Thabo Mbeki a tragic hero? [1]: “President Thabo Mbeki‚Äôs shock resignation on Sunday night has me reaching for my Julius Caesar (Act 3, scene 2). I have this image of the noble Caesar (Mbeki) cut down in the forum by the conspirators (Mantashe, Motlanthe, Malema, Zuma et al).”