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Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

Date of Birth: 18 June 1942
Place of Birth: Idutywa, Eastern Cape


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Farewell to arms

And senior members of the ruling party including the first post-apartheid defence minister Joe Modise and the then deputy president Thabo Mbeki seem to have calculated that major new arms purchases from Western powers would bring lucrative fringe benefits including funds to help pay for the ANC's 1999 election campaign (AC Vol 44 No 18 BAE's role in SA's big arms deal)...


Ruling party wants a reset

That forum was to have witnessed they hoped a repeat of their triumphant challenge to President Thabo Mbeki in 2007 which soon led to his resignation...


Power struggles and inflation

Thabo Mbeki's visit in November 2019 indicates that South Africa is invested in stabilising the Zimbabwean political landscape...


Ramaphosa writes off coal

It includes Alan Hirsch the chief government economist under former President Thabo Mbeki up-and-coming economist Thabi Leoka and energy expert Grové Steyn...


ANC tries to stop the rot

Also on board are the MP James  Ngculu who led the provincial ANC in the 2000s and was a supporter of Thabo Mbeki along with the former provincial secretary Faiz Jacobs now one of Magashule's main allies in the province...


Zuma blusters at Zondo

'Time has revealed how adept Zuma was at posing as the innocent victim of an odious conspiracy ' wrote former ANC Intelligence Minister and struggle veteran Ronnie Kasrils who served under both Zuma and former President  Thabo Mbeki in his book on Zuma (AC Vol 57 No 8 Zuma's many foes mobilise)...


Ace helps his allies

Tactics similar to those used to remove former President Thabo Mbeki before the end of his second term and are now being deployed behind the scenes by a committed group of senior ANC officials loyal to discredited former President Jacob Zuma (AC Vol 60 No 12 A tale of two ANCs)...


Cutting a deal on a knife-edge

The main names in contention are: Mudawi Ibrahim Adam an engineer and human rights activist formerly a political detainee in Kobar prison; Muntasir el Tayeb Ibrahim a professor of microbiology at University of Khartoum and a leading force in the political agenda of the DFCF along with his academic colleagues; and Abdalla Hamdok special advisor to the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank and a former Deputy Executive Director of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa (AC Vol 52 No 1 Freedom – North and South & AC Vol 53 No 12 The new Thabo Mbeki)...

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