Thabo Mbeki facts for kids
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|President of South Africa|
14 June 1999 – 24 September 2008
|Preceded by||Nelson Mandela|
|Succeeded by||Kgalema Motlanthe|
|Deputy President of South Africa|
10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999
|Preceded by||Office Created
(Vice President 1981-1984)
|Succeeded by||Jacob Zuma|
|1st Commonwealth Chairperson-in-Office|
12 November, 1999 – 2 March, 2002
|Preceded by||Position Established|
|Succeeded by||John Howard|
18 June 1942 |
Mbewuleni, Cape Province, Union of South Africa
|Political party||African National Congress|
|Alma mater||University of London
University of Sussex
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.
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 in 1974.
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