Rocky Malebane-Metsing

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Rocky Malebane-Metsing was a member of the African National Congress in the 1990s. In 1988, a coup ousted Lucas Mangope, president of Bophuthatswana, and installed Malebane-Metsing, who at the time was leader of the Progressive People's Party, as president. Fifteen hours later, the South African government sent troops in and reinstated Mangope.[1] In December 1991 Rocky Malebana-Metsing was elected into the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANC. After the 1994 elections, he was appointed MEC for Agriculture in North West Province of South Africa, but he resigned from the ANC, and consequently lost his seat, on 16 May 1995, after political differences.[2][3][4] IN 2006 he made his comeback into mainstream politics, he was elected into The Rustenburg Local municipality were he held several strategic positions. His son Rycroft Khumo Malebana-Metsing was elected North West province treasurer of the Young Communist League, but was unfortunately involved in a Motor vehicle accident a few hours later. In June 2016 he left the ANC once again after serious impositions of leaders against the choices of people towards 3rd of August upcoming local municipality elections, he joins the Forum for Service Delivery and is a mayoral candidate for Rustenburg.


  1. ^ Battersby, John D. (1988-02-11). "South Africa Quells Coup Attempt in a Homeland". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Resignation of Rocky Malebane Metsing". African National Congress online. 1995-05-16. Archived from the original on 2004-03-15. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  3. ^ "ANC must seek cohesion". Mail&Guardianonline. 1997-06-27. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  4. ^ "How will the ANC deal with its dissidents". Mail&Guardianonline. 1995-02-17. Retrieved 2011-11-20.