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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As the Mangaung Conference draws closer, many people have been asking the question, who is Kgalema Motlanthe — what is his background, and what does he motlathe for?

On 4 Aprilhe was arrested for furthering the aims of the ANC and was kept in detention for 11 months at John Vorster Square, in central Johannesburg. Retrieved 9 May His inclinations have historically been socialist. The media speculated that Mbeki tried to shield Selebi.

Speculation has abounded that the ANC could recall him from the deputy presidency, but analysts biogrxphy predicted that for the sake of unity, Motlanthe would complete his tenure until he was succeeded by Ramaphosa. He attended the Anglican Missionary school now known as Pholoso Primary and matriculated from Orlando High School in MeadowlandsSoweto after his family was forcibly removed there in According to the Survey of Race Relations Survey: We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles.

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 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. In early May Motlanthe told the Sunday Times that the ANC wanted to review the constitutionally protected independence of various institutions – if it won a two-thirds majority in the election – so that it could govern “unfettered by constraints”.

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South Africa’s safe hands”. They were very meticulous, they understood that they were now in power and that these levers of power must be utilised to advance their cause. The Island leadership, Motlanthe part of it, decided to deploy trusted cadres to help build the union and ensure that it developed [in a] progressive direction.

The Protection of State Information Billanother highly contentious issue, was strongly opposed by the official opposition, the media and the public. Second Cabinet of Jacob Zuma — Secretary-General of the African National Congress — Almost every project is conceived because it offers opportunities for certain people to make money.

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Khalema was politically active from an early age. A Political Biography Author: In May Motlanthe completed his term as deputy president of South Africa; Ramaphosa succeeded him in this position as well. He formed part of a unit tasked with recruiting comrades for military training. It was Gwede Mantashe who said that it was a measure of biogra;hy man that he could allow a strong critic of the ANC to write his biography.

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. Shortly thereafter the ANC leadership, of which he was now a part, adopted a policy of cadre deployment. The school was eventually closed when the administration refused to implement Bantu Education. To me those years gave meaning to life. The couple have two children, Kagiso and Kgomotso. A New Nation article February 13 said that the “decision to join the labour movement was a result of a careful analysis of the union movement by an imprisoned leadership on Robben Island.


Kgalema Motlanthe: A Political Biography

Motlanthe was widely criticised for his action by the Parliamentary Opposition and the media. That was seen as a step towards a smooth transition to a future Zuma government. Here, Madingoane became involved in community affairs and eventually became a Councillor in Apex.

That’s what will happen with this thing. The paradox was that the policy of cadre deployment driven by Motlanthe and others was primarily responsible for this decay setting in.

We would be able to build proper houses for people, construct infrastructure in this country within a short space of time and kgqlema 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.