The end of an era

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The late Lucas Mangope

News24 reports that former homeland leader Lucas Mangope has died.

The 94-year-old Mangope formed and led the United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP), based in the North West province, after he was ousted from his post as head of the former Bophuthatswana, one of many independent black homelands which only apartheid South Africa recognised, in 1994. The homeland now forms part of the North West.