#3 Chapter Two - High school
In this chapter, we follow the future president's secondary schooling career, notable for the continued deep links to Christianity. The first, a Sowetan high school named after the cleric and educator SG Sekano Ntoane. The second, to introduce teenage Cyril to his family's Venda roots, at the Mphaphuli High School in the small town of Sibasa in the far northern reaches of South Africa. Biographer Anthony Butler describes this modest establishment as one of the three best Venda language schools and among the first to add science to its curriculum. As we learn in this chapter, the school enjoyed a measure of independence, its buildings having been funded by 26 000 Venda taxpayers with no support forthcoming from the Apartheid government due to "lack of resources". We also see Cyril emerge as a leader through the Student Christian Movement.