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Mbeki

Thabo (Mvuyelwa) . born 1942, South African politician: a member of the African National Congress (ANC); president of South Africa from 1999; deputy president of South Africa (1994--99)
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Mbeki met Thursday with the government negotiators for the two track process brokered by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP).
The wide variety of contributors to The Thabo Mbeki I Know makes this book quite a varied feast, and it is notable that the former South African president does not entirely escape objective criticism.
President Mbeki is best known as the two-term president of South Africa after Nelson Mandela, serving as the country's second leader from 1999 to 2008.
Mrs Epainette Mbeki died at the age of 98 and the entire S Group extends its heartfelt condolences to former president Mbeki and his family.
Mr Mbeki, South Africa's second post-apartheid president, added: "We worked for so many years together so there are so many, many wonderful memories.
Perceived to be the victim of Machiavellian efforts by Mbeki to remove him from office, he was expected to be more open to debate and discussion in the ruling ANC.
Our ANC was the people's ANC, but the present one is not the people's party," Mbeki said, (http://www.
Obama thanked Mbeki "for his leadership and his efforts, and the two
The picture of Mbeki that emerges is that of an awkward, pipe-smoking philosopher king.
Even though Thabo Mbeki publicly voiced his outrage at being dismissed as president, he has since repeatedly denied that he has any intention of joining the breakaway party, despite the fact that the new faction is headed by his staunchest political supporters.
After the vitriol and scorn which had been heaped upon his 'quiet diplomacy' approach towards Zimbabwe, Mbeki now felt vindicated having delivered a deal - although hardly a rapprochement -which looked impossible during the state-directed violence and terror which had accompanied Mugabe's fraudulent re-election on June 27th, 2008.