We are joined in the loft by esteemed politician and UDM leader, General Bantu Holomisa about his new autobiography “The Game Changer”.
The book tells his whole story of growing in Mqanduli in Transkei, being the son of a Chief, being a Major General in the army, leading all the way up to his political life. He attended school at Jongilizwe College, in Tsolo, it was a school that was for the sons of chiefs and headmen. He would go on to join the Transkei Defence Force in 1976 and be commissioned in 1978. During this time he became one of the first black South Africans to take on the South African staff and management course at the Army College in Pretoria. This led to him becoming Commander of the Transkei Defence Force in April 1987, until 1994. During this he also became Chairman of the Military Council of Transkei. In he 1994 he led the Transkei delegation to the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) negotiations, prior the ‘94 elections.
His autobiography also shows people another side of him, a man known for helping his family, he also speaks about finding the love of his life, and the difficult family politics of being born to a royal family. He also divulges how and what led him to form the United Democratic Movement (UDM).