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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His father worked in Anglo-American’s head office. It was indicative of his ability to avoid burning bridges that he was nominated for a top six position by both the Zuma and Mbeki camps ahead of Polokwane.

Media reports stated that Motlanthe would be standing for election at the conference.

Mr Kgalema Motlanthe – Nelson Mandela Foundation

In a June interview with O’Malley Motlanthe justified this approach stating that the old ruling groups had, after the transition, “relied very much on the sway and influence that they still had in key strategic organs of the state and that ranges from the judiciary, the judges, right down to the police. 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.

In earlyfollowing the ANC’s decision to embark on a comprehensive roll-out of anti-retroviral treatment Motlanthe’s views seem to have shifted completely. On 18 December, he was soundly defeated by Zuma. In an interview with O’Malley conducted in August Motlanthe disputed the causal link between HIV and AIDS and also referred repeatedly to the fact that the virus had allegedly never been isolated:.


He suggested that the MCC was acting under the sway of rival pharmaceutical manufacturers [9] saying “I surmise that the council is driven by other interests than concern for proper control of medicines”.

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kgaema He has been a political activist for all his adult life and was at one time a trade unionist in Cosatu. It also includes interviews with leading figures in other political organisations, civil society, academia and the media. The school was closed when the administration refused to implement Bantu education.

He told Jimmy Seepe: You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. He formed part of a unit tasked with recruiting comrades for military training. Second Cabinet of Jacob Zuma — Inhe began work in the Johannesburg City Council, supervising liquor outlets in Soweto. His application for travel documents to the Bantu Affairs Department was turned down, and he was informed that he had to study in South Africa.

Ebrahim Harvey presents a superb account of a man characterised by his reticence.

Mr Kgalema Motlanthe

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The question remains whether this loyal party apparatchik will be able to provide the leadership this country so desperately needs? Retrieved 27 January South Africa’s safe hands”. Retrieved 28 September According to the Survey of Race Relations Survey: The couple have two children, Kagiso and Kgomotso. He was born on 19 July at the Boksburg-Benoni Hospital. Heads of State of South Africa. That’s what will happen with this thing. The formative influence in his early years was the church.

To me those years gave meaning to life. Please try again later. Biography portal South Africa portal. We would be able to build proper houses for people, construct infrastructure in this country within a short space of time and of course, instead of just a prominent middle class emerging, you would have the whole nation of people living well, their children receiving education to the highest levels and therefore an educated people capable of inventing and utilising modern technology, all content.

In the election he did not want to occupy any government position. By December Motlanthe had not moved that far away from motpanthe earlier stance. First Cabinet of Jacob Zuma —