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January 07, 1988

Gen. Bantu Holomisa, youthful leader of an army coup in the South African tribal homeland of Transkei, appointed himself military and government chief. The announcement in Umtata, the Transkei capital, came amid mounting South African concern over the huge cost of maintaining the turbulent homelands, a key element in Pretoria's policy of separating the races. In a surprise move, Holomisa reappointed eight ministers from the ousted regime of Stella Sigcau, which he has denounced as corrupt.

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