Gabriel Ramushwana

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Gabriel Ramushwana
3rd Head of State of Venda
In office
5 April 1990 – 25 January 1994
Preceded by Frank Ravele
Succeeded by Tshamano Ramabulna[1]
Personal details
Born Gabriel Ramushwana
1 July 1941
Dzanani, Transvaal, South Africa
Died 12 January 2015[2]
Thaba Tshwane Military Hospital, Tshwane, South Africa[3]
Political party Chairman of the Council of National Unity[4]

Gabriel Ramushwana (1 July 1941 – 12 January 2015) was a head of state of the Bantustan of Venda. He also served as the deputy commanding officer of the Venda Defence Force.[5] On the 5th of April in 1990 he led the overthrew of the democratically elected Frank Ravele government and established a military government.[6] Ramushwana died on 12 January 2015 at the age of 73.[7]