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South Africa

Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

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


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Foreign policy flip-flops

Initially Zuma’s easy conviviality and his view that diplomacy should help his country commercially suggested that his government would break with many of his predecessor Thabo Mbeki’s policies...

One aspect of foreign policy which particularly irritates Zuma is the Thabo Mbeki Foundation set up by its namesake and headed by the former Ambassador to the UN Dumisani Shadrack Kumalo...


Zuma's front-line diplomats

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane International Relations and Cooperation Minister: a former High Commissioner to India and Malaysia she was a leading activist in Limpopo Province backing Jacob Zuma against Thabo Mbeki for the presidency; her profile is rising in the African National Congress (ANC) party and internationally...


Zuma and the securocrats

Since the coalition no longer shares what previously united it – dislike of former President Thabo Mbeki – it threatens to splinter in all directions...


Veterans with influence

Last time he is believed to have struck a deal: the veterans would support him against Thabo Mbeki and he would give them a military grant...


Blood and oil

African Union officials led by South African former President Thabo Mbeki made a deal on 20 June to send Ethiopian peacekeepers into Abyei Administrative Area...


Zuma to the shores of Tripoli

Many South African opposition politicians take it as an article of faith that Gadaffi contributed financially to Zuma’s battle to oust Thabo Mbeki from the leadership of the African National Congress as well as to the 2009 election campaign which won him the national presidency...


Zuma’s presidential primary

Yet if – as many suspect – the ANC is trounced in some constituencies and loses control of a couple more provinces (it currently controls eight of the nine) then the moves to push Zuma out of the presidency will gain ground and he might suffer the fate of his predecessor Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki...


Mr. Smile and the militias

Before that he focussed on Abyei predicting resolution within a month with help from Britain China Russia and South African ex-President Thabo Mbeki...


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