The moment Trevor Manuel realised democracy was in danger

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The moment Trevor Manuel realised democracy was in danger

The former finance minister finally reveals why he resigned when Thabo Mbeki was recalled

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There was a moment in 2008, when Trevor Manuel’s resignation letter as finance minister was leaked to the media, that he came to realise SA’s hard-won democracy was in danger.

In an address to a leadership development event on Tuesday, Manuel recalled when Thabo Mbeki was ousted as president in September 2008.

The event was organised by Unleashing Leadership Potential (ULP) in Midrand, Johannesburg...

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