In the wake of the failed Jameson Raid, Cecil Rhodes, prime
minister of Cape Colony, is forced to resign his position. A
committee of the Cape Assembly later reports that Rhodes had
sanctioned and planned the raid, which led to the outbreak of both
the Second Matabele War and the Second Boer War. Already the
Transvaal Republic begins to order munitions from Europe and
fortifies Pretoria and Johannesburg in preparation for conflict.
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Editors. "Cecil Rhodes resigns premiership of Cape Colony". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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