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Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe

Date of Birth: 19/07/1949
Place of Birth: Alexandra township, Johannesburg


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The tail that wags the dog

A high-level ANC committee on land distribution, led by the former President Kgalema Motlanthe, recommended a 'review' of the Ingonyama Trust and similar arrangements...


'Dirty tricks' target Cyril

As a result, there is an outside chance that a unity candidate such as former President Kgalema Motlanthe could win the day from the floor if delegates become consumed by the prospect of a divided party losing its majority in the 2019 national poll...


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...


No place to hide

It includes Gordhan, his former deputy Mcebisi Jonas, ex-President Kgalema Motlanthe and prominent figures from business, churches and academia...


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')...


Starting the post-Zuma race

Although Mantashe didn't name them, we understand from other ANC sources that the contenders break down as follows: • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission: due to return home in January to run for the ANC presidency; • Baleka Mbete, Speaker of Parliament: unambiguously pro-Zuma; • Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President: the successor favoured by the ruling hierarchy; backed by business and trying to broaden his appeal to grassroots; • Zweli Mkhize, ANC Treasurer General: former Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, province with the highest ANC membership; • Kgalema Motlanthe, former interim President of the ANC and the country: lost to Zuma in a bid for the party presidency in 2012 and has become an outspoken critic of his rule; and • Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister for Human Settlements: former Chief of Staff in Zuma's Presidency...


Zuma largesse under fire

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Speaker and ANC Chairperson, Baleka Mbete, a former Deputy President under Kgalema Motlanthe, is being suggested as another leading female candidate...


Funeral fusillade hits Zuma

Former ANC President Kgalema Motlanthe and ex-Finance Minister Trevor Manuel were just two of the many senior figures present...


Zuma's many foes mobilise

Among them are former ANC Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe, the Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu foundations, as well as the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, headed by one of the last three survivors of Nelson Mandela's Rivonia Trial group, Ahmed 'Kathy' Kathrada...


Gordhan and Zuma slug it out

Lined up on Gordhan's side are ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, the leadership of South African business, the SA Communist Party, Congress of South African Trade Unions affiliates, former President Kgalema Motlanthe, who this week called for 'failed leaders' to step down, and ex-Finance Minister Trevor Manuel...


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