Condolences pour in for former Bophuthatswana leader Lucas Mangope

Mangope, who led the the former homeland during the apartheid era, died on Thursday at the age of 94.

Lucas Mangope. Picture: NWU.ac.za

JOHANNESBURG - Condolences are pouring in on Friday morning following the death of former Bophuthatswana leader Lucas Mangope.

Mangope, who led the the former homeland during the apartheid era, died on Thursday at the age of 94.

He founded the United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP) and later joined the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Mangope had recently relinquished his duties as the chief of his clan in the North West province and was succeeded by his son.

Cope's Glacier Nkhwashu: "The Congress of the People is sad at the news of the passing of former leader of Bophuthatswana Lucas Mangope. We take this opportunity to convey our sympathy to extended Mangope family and the community at large."

There has been mixed reaction on Twitter to Mangope's death.