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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Motlanthe had been a student activist, trade unionist and member of the ANC’s military wing, Umkhonto we Sizweduring the struggle against apartheid. Just prior biogrpahy this Pikoli obtained an arrest warrant for the Commissioner of Police and head of Interpol, Jackie Selebi.

His political interest was aroused after reading a book by Anglican priest Trevor HuddlestonNaught for Your Comfort.

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Chief Justice Pius Langa announced Motlanthe’s election after a secret parliamentary ballot contested between Motlanthe and Joe Seremane from the opposition Democratic Alliance. Ebrahim Harvey presents a superb account of a man characterised by his reticence.

On April 14two months before the uprisings in Soweto, he was arrested by the security police and detained in John Vorster Square for biogrphy months. His mother was a washer woman who later worked in a clothing factory.

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The other question is whether Motlanthe will lean push for a more left-leaning economic policy. That’s why it’s a symbol, it’s not one disease, it’s a symbol of opportunistic diseases which kill you because your immune system has collapsed.


In he was jailed for 11 months for furthering the aims of the ANC, and he was found guilty of terrorism the following year. In he succeeded Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC Secretary General and the mark of this reserved but often courageously independent ,galema was beginning to be noticed.

Almost every project is conceived because it offers opportunities for certain people to make money. Mdolomba — James Calata — W. He would describe the shift from the unions as a “mere deployment. He served as an altar boy and at one point intended to enter the Anglican priesthood. This initiative stemmed, apparently, from growing frustration within the ANC that “it has been unable to grasp the key levers of power. Retrieved 28 September Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe Northern Sotho pronunciation: We are in the same boat with the TAC now.

A Sunday Times profile of Motlanthe from June 4 how he had, since his election, “led the charge to reclaim the power the party lost to Parliament, bureaucrats and numerous statutory bodies. It biograpby not be something that only grabs headlines just for a few months.

They take it biigraphy 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. Secretary-General of the African National Congress — In the election he did not want to occupy any government position.



He married his wife, Mapula Mokate, in and they have three children Kagiso, Kgomotso and Ntabiseng, but they later divorced in As such he was not uninvolved in three of the most destructive policies of the Mbeki-era – centralisation, the support for Biovraphy in Zimbabwe, and AIDS denialism.

Michael Ray Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Retrieved 13 January Motlanthe’s great strength, in the current circumstances, is that he is a moderating influence within, and on, the new ANC. Inhe began work in the Johannesburg City Council, supervising liquor outlets in Soweto. Parliament of South Africa.

Among the institutions the ANC wanted to review, the article stated, “are the Judicial Service Commission, which advises the President on the appointment of judges, the auditor general, the attorney general and the Reserve Bank. Petrus Kgalema Motlanthe was born in Alexandra Township on July 19the oldest boy of his parents’ six children.

Though detractors say he is not as clean as he bography, nothing of substance has stuck. Kgalemx reason they will become vicious, Motlanthe noted, is because “it [the virus] is simply not there.

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