The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is banned


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Wednesday, 19 October 1988

The one-year-old parliamentary opposition People Progressive Party (PPP) under the leadership of the former African National Congress (ANC) member Rocky Malebane-Metsing, was banned in Bophuthatswana by President Lucas Mangope. He announced his banning order immediately after the aborted coup attempt by the PPP. Mangope announced that in terms of the 1979 Internal Security Act the PPP was engaged in illegal activities that would endanger the public safety.

•  Human Rights Watch, (1991) 'The Misery in Bophuthatswana:" From:Human Rights Watch,[online] Available at: [Accessed on 10 October 2013]
South African History Online, The People's Progressive Party (PPP) is banned,From:South African History Online,[onlinre] Available at: [Accessed on 10 October 2013]

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