Former president Mbeki turns 71

By Drum Digital
18 June 2013

President Jacob Zuma has expressed his well wishes on behalf of SA government to former statesman Thabo Mbeki.

The Presidency website posted President Zuma’s message to Former president Mbeki as saying, “We would like to wish former President Mbeki good health and many happy returns.

The whole country is proud of his contribution to the struggle for liberation and the creation of a united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa, a better Africa and an equitable world order.

"Sithi unwele olude Zizi”

Former President Mbeki turns 71 today.

Well-wishers took to the former presidents Facebook page and to Twitter to wish Mr Mbeki a happy birthday.

Rambo Cakwebe: Happy birthday my President.

 ?@zizikodwa : Happy Birthday to the 11th President of the ANC, Cde Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki, uThixo akugcine, akunike amandla, min'enhle Ziz'elihle#ANC

Matsidiso Hashatse: Happy a birthday to you Morena. May God keep you healthy and safe as you continue to build peace in Africa and build a sustainable economy for the continent.

@ZeldalaGrangeSA : Happy Birthday former President Thabo Mbeki!

Tshepiso Mvula: Happy Birthday Mr. president, may U grow as old as Tata Madiba.

Gabriel Mokgalabone: I want to wish a very happy birthday to you, Your Excellency Dr. Thabo Mbeki 'makhulela ehlathini'. A man who stood the test of time, a smooth talk that intervenes wars in Africa.

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