FORA.tv Speaker - Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe
Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe (born 19 July 1949) is the President of South Africa and Deputy President of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). He is a former student activist, trade unionist and member of the ANC's military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe.
He was appointed president of South Africa by the South African National Assembly on 25 September 2008 after the resignation of Thabo Mbeki, and, according to the ANC leadership, will hold the role until the 2009 general election, when (assuming the ANC wins) Jacob Zuma is expected to become president. He is South Africa's first Tswana speaking President. Motlanthe, a left-leaning intellectual, is seen as a highly skilled political operator and the brains behind the Zuma faction of the ANC.
01.30.09 | 00:52:51 min
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