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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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In he succeeded Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC Secretary General and the mark of this reserved mohlanthe often courageously independent politician was beginning to be noticed. Archived from the original on 5 December Retrieved 13 January The Presidency — Republic of South Africa.

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The ANC rejected “the inclusion of a public interest clause in the Bill” despite strenuous opposition from all sectors of society. They come back and they are deployed to run this institution or that institution. The wedding was attended by guests including President Zuma.

When he was 11, his parents were forced to move from Alexandra to Meadowlands. A profile by Fiona Forde earlier this week noted that there kgaalema few within the ANC who have a bad word to say about him. They are people who want to take it over so they can arrange for the appointment of those who will allow them possibilities for future accumulation.

The company’s director stated that he had biographhy Motlanthe, who then the denied that. Retrieved 2 March When asked why the ANC had such an interest in Virodene he replied: Kgalema would be the only male in the family who did not end up working for the company at one point or another. However, when things began to go wrong and corruption within the state and ANC began to take root, Motlanthe spoke out clearly and robustly.


Michael Ray Learn More in these related Britannica articles: To me those years gave meaning to life. Robben Island and Prisoner Resistance to Apartheid.

They take it on authority and then it gets passed on like that but there’s no authority, it’s a lie repeated by those who are supposed to know better.

Related Articles Thabo Mbeki: Motlanthe told an ANC audience: Ramaphosa and the strange workings bjography ANC democracy Land in black hands: Click here to preview pages from the motkanthe Click here for reviews of the book Parameters of Book: He is an intellectual of note, a comrade whose door is always open.

He formed part of a unit tasked with recruiting comrades for military training. It is the only cause of AIDS and that’s it. Motlanthe had no ambition to occupy any government position in the elections.

A great deal of the ANC’s problems are occasioned by this. President of South Africa 25 September — 9 May The ANC’s fear, he continued, was that if the West was allowed to get away with this across the Limpopo, very soon they would be trying the same thing in South Africa. We shared basically everything. Archived from the original on 23 July His aim was “to ensure that the new president is properly inaugurated.

At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. All pleaded not guilty. Unsparing in its scope, detailed in its revelations and with a rigorously critical analysis, this book will reveal not only the complex politician but also the very human nature of the man.

Kgalema Motlanthe

Archived from the original on 19 August However, in early March he did lead the ANC’s charge against the Medicines Control Council for refusing to allow the testing of the drug on human subjects. At the time of the formation of the NUM, there was deep concern within the political leadership over the difficulties involved in organizing the mining sector.


Thabo Mbeki appointed him minister without portfolio in July The school was eventually closed when the administration refused to implement Bantu Education. Motlanthe also dismissed the view that Virodene was toxic as “any medicine had side-effects”. It takes more than a single drug to boost the immune system of a person. He was responsible for ensuring that the ANC implemented and carried out its policies and programmes. Mokate was a radiographer at Baragwanath HospitalSoweto.

He formed part of a unit tasked with recruiting comrades for military training. Ebrahim Harvey presents a superb account of a man characterised by his reticence. Even as they were looking after their own through state patronage, he noted, “they were also sending brilliant young ones through technikons overseas in Holland, Germany.

Tension between Zuma and Malema was exacerbated following the public sector strike in Motlanthe’s great strength, in the current circumstances, is that he is a moderating influence within, and on, the new ANC. During the seven years that he worked there, Motlanthe was able to engage in underground work such as going almost weekly to ManziniSwaziland couriering ANC recruits for military training.

Any other question, you are a dissident, you are bad, you are malicious, you are dangerous to society, you will be responsible for the deaths of so many children and this and that and so on. He was and is committed to the notion that strict accountability by ANC officials must be followed.

He would spend a decade on Robben Island.