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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With impeccable timing and a real sense of kgaema, this book for the first time allows the public to get to know and understand Motlanthe. This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. His aim was “to ensure that the new president is properly inaugurated.

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Ramaphosa and the strange workings of ANC democracy Land in black hands: Related Articles Thabo Mbeki: Retrieved 2 March His application for travel documents to the Bantu Affairs Department was turned down, motlanthee he was informed that he had to study in South Africa.

This initiative stemmed, apparently, from growing frustration within the ANC that “it has been unable to grasp the key levers of power.

He accused the pharmaceutical industry of trying to profit from the disease with inefficacious medicine. They come to resolve disputes between government departments; between different tiers of government and between ANC-aligned unions and ANC government structures. There was a problem with your submission.

In a interview with the academic Padraig O’Malley Motlanthe noted that the brothers of this order, to which Trevor Huddleston belonged, “were 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. Petrus Kgalema Kgaoema was born in Alexandra Township on July 19the oldest boy of his parents’ six children.


Heads of State of South Africa. 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. This contained, he said, a description of “what political power means, and how it must be utilised to advance the cause of the Afrikaner.

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. Help us improve this article! He would describe the shift from the unions as a “mere deployment.

Memoir, Biography & True Crime: Kgalema Motlanthe

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 biogeaphy and therefore an educated people capable of inventing biogralhy utilising modern technology, all content.

Whereas ANC activists who had been dispatched to the government and Parliament avoided Luthuli House during the first five years of democratic rule, today the downtown building receives a procession of heavyweights from the state, parastatals and trade unions. On April 14two months before the uprisings in Soweto, he was arrested by the security police and detained in John Vorster Square for 11 months.

He was re-elected unopposed in The unit was later instructed to transform its function from recruitment to sabotage.

Mr Kgalema Motlanthe

He has been a political activist for all his adult life and was at one time a trade unionist in Cosatu. Archived from the original on 29 September His political interest was aroused after reading a book by Anglican priest Trevor HuddlestonNaught for Your Comfort. He was responsible for ensuring that the ANC implemented and carried out its policies and programmes.


Motlanthe was politically active from an early age. Parliament of South Africa. There is a widely-held viewpoint from colleagues and those close to him that Mbeki seriously undermined him for years, but Motlanthe denies biograpny.

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.

He was succeeded by Zuma in May Kgalema Motlanthe” in French. He married his wife, Mapula Mokate, in and they have three children Kagiso, Kgomotso and Ntabiseng, but they later divorced in 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.

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They come back and they are deployed to run this institution or that institution. 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.

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 viography. Please try again later. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. President Jacob Zuma chose him mtlanthe the position of Deputy president a position he held until Second Cabinet of Jacob Zuma — Leaders Secretary-General — S.

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