Kgalema Motlanthe

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His Excellency
Kgalema Motlanthe
Deputy President of South Africa
In office
9 May 2009 – 25 May 2014
President Jacob Zuma
Preceded by Baleka Mbete
Succeeded by Cyril Ramaphosa
President of South Africa
In office
25 September 2008 – 9 May 2009
Deputy Baleka Mbete
Preceded by Thabo Mbeki
Succeeded by Jacob Zuma
Deputy President of the African National Congress
In office
18 December 2007 – 18 December 2012
Preceded by Jacob Zuma
Succeeded by Cyril Ramaphosa
Secretary-General of the African National Congress
In office
1997–2007
Preceded by Cyril Ramaphosa
Succeeded by Gwede Mantashe
Personal details
Born Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe
19 July 1949 (1949-07-19) (age 65)
Boksburg, Transvaal Province, Union of South Africa
Nationality South African
Political party African National Congress
Spouse(s) Mapula Motlanthe (1976–2010)
Gugu Mtshali (engaged)
Children Kagiso
Kgomotso
Religion Anglicanism

Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe[1] (born 19 July 1949) is a South African politician who was President of South Africa between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009. This happened following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki.[2] After the end of his presidency, Motlanthe was appointed as the Deputy President of South Africa by his successor, current South African president Jacob Zuma. In March 2014, he announced his resignation to become a dean at ANC.

Motlanthe was born on 19 July 1949 in Boksburg, Transvaal Province, Union of South Africa.

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