- File Size: 790 KB
- Print Length: 271 pages
- Publisher: Picador Africa (March 9, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 9, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007IG5C1Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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Eight Days in September: The Removal of Thabo Mbeki Kindle Edition
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The book essentially (not literally of course) reads as follows "I have some interesting information about Mbeki's removal which I cannot share as it is classified and sensitive information that may lead to legal troubles etc. So instead I will spend the book talking vaguely talking about issues surrounding his removal, spending a lot of time repeatedly discussing the constitutionality of Mbeki's removal in various chapters of the book as well as the logistics surrounding his removal and the swearing in of a new president". The book then contains various logistical issues surrounding Mbeki's removal which are about as interesting as watching paint dry, followed by praise of Mbeki as a leader, followed by praise of what a devoted ANC cadre he was to just willingly agree to the ANC's decision even though he could legally challenge it, followed my more logistics, followed by more discussion on the constitutionality (legality) of Mbeki's removal, followed by even more praise of what a devoted ANC cadre Mbeki was. I think you get my point. The book is extremely repetitive, insubstantial, and quite honestly very boring.
Frank Chikane obviously has a lot of insight into Mbeki and his removal from office that would be very interesting to anyone interested in SA politics. However he is unwilling/unable to share this information as it is supposedly classified/sensitive. He mentions how sensitive this information he has not shared is at least 5 times within the book, in case you didn't get it the first time. Makes you wonder why did he write the book in the first place?
There are a lot of great books by South Africans about South Africa for those looking to understand the political landscape; this is not one of them. Give this one a skip.
Thanks to the Reverend for having the guts to share this awful experience with us.
I appreciate reverent's point of view. However, I was always waiting for the peak of the story. Unfortunately, i may never find out because the meat of the matter is 'classified'.
It gave a mere idea of what happens 'inside'.
The book unearth a new found admiration, not only for Thabisto mbeki but, for Reverent Chikane.
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