Kgalema Motlanthe

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His Excellency
Kgalema Motlanthe
Kgalema Motlanthe, 12th AU Summit, 090202-N-0506A-140.jpg
Deputy President of South Africa
In office
9 May 2009 – 25 May 2014
PresidentJacob Zuma
Preceded byBaleka Mbete
Succeeded byCyril Ramaphosa
President of South Africa
In office
25 September 2008 – 9 May 2009
DeputyBaleka Mbete
Preceded byThabo Mbeki
Succeeded byJacob Zuma
Deputy President of the African National Congress
In office
18 December 2007 – 18 December 2012
Preceded byJacob Zuma
Succeeded byCyril Ramaphosa
Secretary-General of the African National Congress
In office
1997–2007
Preceded byCyril Ramaphosa
Succeeded byGwede Mantashe
Personal details
BornKgalema Petrus Motlanthe
(1949-07-19) 19 July 1949 (age 69)
Boksburg, Transvaal Province, Union of South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Political partyAfrican National Congress
Spouse(s)Mapula Motlanthe (1976–2010)
Gugu Mtshali (engaged)
ChildrenKagiso
Kgomotso
ReligionAnglicanism

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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  1. Recording of him taking the oath of office http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/7636151.stm
  2. "Zuma sworn in as SA's fourth democratic President". SABC. 9 May 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2009.

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