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Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

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


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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...


'Dirty tricks' target Cyril

' In the past the ANC has studiously avoided damaging leadership contests and settled on a compromise candidate as it did in Durban in 1992 by bringing in veteran Walter Sisulu to avoid a divisive contest between Thabo Mbeki and the late Chris Hani for the post of ANC Deputy President (AC Vol 57 No 20 Zuma largesse under fire)...


ANC dilemma deepens

HeavyweightsFuture South Africa has the backing of the foundations set up by the late President Nelson Mandela his confidant Ahmed Mohamed 'Kathy' Kathrada who died in March and former ANC leader Oliver Tambo; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu; and three former state presidents FW de Klerk Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe...


Factional fireworks threaten party

Since the ANC's 2007 Polokwane conference which saw Zuma oust Thabo Mbeki as party President delegates increasingly vote as provincial blocs backing one presidential candidate who in turn has his or her own slate of candidates for the ANC National Executive Committee as well as candidates for the national and provincial parliaments and municipal mayors and councillors (AC Vol 48 No 25 'Unstoppable tsunami')...


Gigaba raises sights still higher

As all factions cast around for solutions to the knotty problem of the succession some ANC leaders outside the Zuma-Ramaphosa battleground want former Deputy ANC President Kgalema Motlanthe to take the presidency on an interim basis just as he did when Zuma defeated Thabo Mbeki for the ANC presidency at the 2007 Polokwane Conference (AC Vol 48 No 25 'Unstoppable tsunami')...


The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency

At a fringe event former President Thabo Mbeki present throughout the Mining Indaba expressed surprise that Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane had attended only the first day of the meeting while his deputy left the following day without resolving questions over the government's new mining charter...

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MK vs JZ

As President Zuma had rewarded the former chief of the South African National Defence Force with a cabinet post for supporting him in the battle to topple President Thabo Mbeki...


Zuma largesse under fire

They intend to confront the current ANC leadership backed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation the Thabo Mbeki Foundation the Oliver Tambo Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation...

Pushing Thabo Mbeki from the presidency and expelling the ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema who now heads the fast-rising Economic Freedom Fighters greatly damaged the party...

Something similar happened in 1992 when Walter Sisulu was brought in as Deputy President to forestall a damaging contest between Chris Hani and Thabo Mbeki...


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