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This title is a collection of more colourful, fascinating – and mostly unknown –
characters, spanning more than three hundred years of South African history.
There are stories of slaves, lively Khoisan characters and the first ‘Cape
Malays’ and Muslims. The story of the Xhosa prophet Makhanda, who nearly
succeeded in taking Grahamstown from the British in 1819 and who later
escaped from Robben Island, will take most readers by surprise. Also covered
are the Foster gang of Johannesburg, who were indirectly responsible for the
killing of Boer hero Koos de la Rey; David Pratt, the man who shot Hendrik
Verwoerd in the head at the Rand Easter Show; and the three men who pulled
off the biggest jewellery heist of the time, stealing Bridget Oppenheimer's
jewellery in 1956. And there’s the sensational and previously unknown story of
how a right-wing attack using small aeroplanes at Nelson Mandela's
inauguration in 1994 was thwarted at the last moment.
Slight surface scratching on cover. Book never read and in excellent condition! Brand New!
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