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Thabo Mbeki

Portrait of Thabo Mbeki
2nd President of South Africa
In office
16 June 1999 – 24 September 2008
DeputyJacob Zuma
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Preceded byNelson Mandela
Succeeded byKgalema Motlanthe
Deputy President of South Africa
In office
10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999
PresidentNelson Mandela
Preceded byOffice Created
Alwyn Schlebusch
(Vice President 1981-1984)
Succeeded byJacob Zuma
1st Commonwealth Chairperson-in-Office
In office
12 November, 1999 – 2 March, 2002
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byJohn Howard
Personal details
Born (1942-06-18) 18 June 1942 (age 82)
Mbewuleni, Cape Province, Union of South Africa[1]
NationalitySouth African
Political partyAfrican National Congress
Spouse(s)Zanele Dlamini
ChildrenMonwabise Kwanda[2]
Alma materUniversity of London
University of Sussex
SignatureSignature of Thabo Mbeki

Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki[3] (born 18 June 1942) is a South African politician. He served nine years as the second President of South Africa from 14 June 1999[4] to 24 September 2008.[5]

On 9 July 2002, he became the first chairperson of African Union. On 20 September 2008, with about nine months left in his second term, Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by the African National Congress's National Executive Committee. That was after a meeting by Judge Nicholson for corruption.[6]

Mbeki was born on 18 June 1942 in Mbewuleni, Cape Province, Union of South Africa. He studied economics at the University of London and at the University of Sussex. Mbeki married his wife Zanele Dlamini at Farnham Castle in the United Kingdom[7] in 1974.[8]


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  1. Wyk, Chris Van (15 February 2019). "Thabo Mbeki". Awareness Publishing – via Google Books.
  2. sahoboss (4 April 2011). "Thabo Mbeki (1942 - ) Timeline". South African History Online.
  3. Office of the Deputy Executive President (13 September 1996). "Biography of Thabo Mbeki". ANC. Archived from the original on 11 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
  4. The Presidency (14 October 2004). "GCIS: profile information: Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki, Mr". GCIS. Archived from the original on 16 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  5. "Cabinet bids farewell to Mbeki". SABC news. 25 September 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2008-09-25. His resignation came into effect at midnight.
  6. "Full Zuma Judgment". News24. 13 September 2008. Archived from the original on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  7. "Thabo Mbeki: Following the fairytale". BBC News. London. 15 June 2001. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  8. "South African Financial Mail". Financial Mail. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2008-07-05.

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