Kgalema Motlanthe, (born July 19, , Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa), South African politician who served as deputy president of South. While working for the Johannesburg City Council in the s, Kgalema Motlanthe was recruited into Umkhonto weSizwe (MK), the then armed wing of the ANC. A profile of South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who by Ebrahim Harvey called Kgalema Motlanthe: A political biography.

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He strongly denied that he succumbed to political pressure from the ANC. However, when things began to go wrong and corruption within the state and ANC began to take root, Motlanthe spoke out clearly and robustly. He was re-elected unopposed in Motlanthe had no ambition to occupy any government kgalemx in the elections.

Motlanthe gave his first and only State of the Nation Address on 6 February In a interview with the academic Padraig O’Malley Motlanthe noted that the brothers of this order, to which Trevor Huddleston belonged, gkalema the first people who were doing visible social welfare work in the townships and one came into conflict with them at a very early age.

This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Retrieved 9 May bioraphy They will tell you that question was answered twenty years ago, they will tell you you are giving audience to dissidents. That was seen as a step towards a smooth transition to a future Zuma government. It would be like when Galileo invented the telescope and said the earth is not flat after all, it’s round, it caused serious reverberations. Click here to preview pages from the book Click here for reviews of the book Parameters of Book: Retrieved 28 September Founded in as the South African Native National Congress, it had as its main goal the maintenance of voting rights for Coloureds persons of mixed race and black Africans in Cape Province.

Motlanthe, who had maintained a low public profile, was elected in to the presidency of South Africa by the South African National Assembly following the resignation of Mbeki, and he was widely considered to be acting as a ” caretaker president ” on behalf of Zuma.


It’s not confined to any level or any area of mottlanthe country. By December Motlanthe had not moved that far away from his earlier stance. It is the only cause of AIDS and that’s it.

The Public Prosecutor’s report did not implicate either of the two. He suggested that the MCC was acting under the sway of rival pharmaceutical manufacturers. Click here to sign up to receive Politicsweb by email in your inbox every morning. He told Jimmy Seepe: His is the voice of reason they regularly turn to in the sometimes disparate tripartite alliance. The Island leadership, Motlanthe part of it, decided mgalema deploy trusted cadres to help build the union and ensure that it developed [in a] progressive direction.

ANC cadres would be deployed across all centres of power to advance the cause of the liberation movement, and the black majority more generally. He would serve as secretary general of NUM until he was picked out as the ANC’s candidate for secretary general in – again filling the shoes of Ramaphosa.

Mr Kgalema Motlanthe – Nelson Mandela Foundation

President Jacob Zuma chose him for the position of Deputy president a position he held until He has been a regular contributor to the country’s leading newspapers since Vorster Marais Viljoen P. Retrieved 27 January On 4 Aprilhe was arrested for furthering the aims of the ANC igalema was kept in detention for 11 months at John Vorster Square, in central Johannesburg. To me those years gave meaning to life. If society is on the brink of a major breakthrough on the scourge of AIDS, biograhy is wrong] if there is no will and readiness to bring this work to a conclusion.

The wedding was attended by guests including President Zuma. When asked why the ANC had such an interest in Virodene he replied: Inhe was found guilty of three charges under the Terrorism Act and sentenced to an effective 10 years’ imprisonment on Robben Islandfrom to The ANC approach to the disease is that we are not dealing only with a communicable disease.


Kgalema Motlanthe

Art and the question of offence. In the election he did not want to occupy any government position. Poverty is critical in terms of what a person eats.

Please help by adding reliable sources. Archived from the original on 23 July Mbeki’s resignation effective Thursday”. They were separated before he became President of South Africa.

Mr Kgalema Motlanthe

Archived from the original on 5 Motoanthe Motlanthe also dismissed the view that Virodene was toxic as “any medicine had side-effects”. Click here for reviews of the book. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. There is a widely-held viewpoint from colleagues biograpyy those close to him that Mbeki seriously undermined him for years, but Motlanthe denies it. A profile by Fiona Forde earlier this week noted that there are few within the ANC who have a bad word to say about him.

The point I’m making is that we can see an injustice even if it’s wrapped up in a veneer of justice here. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.

On 25th Septemberafter the resignation of Thabo Mbeki, he was elected by Parliament as the third post-apartheid President of South Africa until 9th May Where he came to distinguish himself in the last few years of Mbeki’s rule was in his outspoken despair at the corruption that had set in across party and state, particularly at local government level.

His family moved from Alex to Meadowlands Soweto in He was succeeded by Zuma in May