There was a moment in 2008, when Trevor Manuel’s resignation letter as finance minister was leaked to the media, that he came to realise SA’s hard-won democracy was in danger.

In an address to a leadership development event on Tuesday, Manuel recalled when Thabo Mbeki was ousted as president in September 2008. The event was organised by Unleashing Leadership Potential (ULP) in Midrand, Johannesburg.

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