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Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

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


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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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ANC split threatens campaign

Ramaphosa has approached former President Thabo Mbeki who has been popular in the past with the province's large black middle class to campaign in Gauteng to make up for the absence of the Zuma-ites...


The real post-election fight

Ruling party stalwarts who served under former Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki have spoken up against the inclusion of candidates facing fraud allegations and said that they will challenge any of those selected to prevent them sitting in parliament...


El Beshir mulls the endgame

Thabo Mbeki's team from the AU appear to envisage a role for El Beshir in managing the transition and are keen to keep any involvement of the UN to a minimum...

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Offensives and reshuffles

Presumably because of the government's planned offensive in Darfur the AU's special envoy Thabo Mbeki has delayed a trip to Khartoum meant to follow up on earlier talks between Darfur groups in April...


Kabila's survival strategy

Some in the office of the President in Kinshasa also worry about the stronger SADC position against Kabila that the former South African President Thabo Mbeki has openly urged...


Zuma goes down fighting

Yet there is no legal requirement for Zuma to heed the recall demand although President Thabo Mbeki did so in 2008 seven months before the end of his own term...


Cyril presses his advantage

Otherwise he could face immediate 'recall by the party' (the fate of Thabo Mbeki in 2008) or the longer drawn-out vote of no confidence or impeachment by Parliament...


Pushing Zuma to the exit

That's the same mechanism that ended Thabo Mbeki's tenure in the Union Buildings in September 2008 (AC Vol 49 No 20 A wounded presidency)...

Pravin Gordhan the former Finance Minister sacked by Zuma would become Minister of Public Enterprises; Joel Netshitenzhe former policy advisor to Nelson Mandela Thabo Mbeki and a Ramaphosa strategist would be Minister in the Presidency for monitoring and evaluation...


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