Birthday wishes as Thabo Mbeki turns 74

2016-06-18 18:42

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Cape Town - The Presidency on Saturday extended good wishes to former President Thabo Mbeki, who celebrated his 74th birthday.

The former president dedicated his entire adult life to the betterment of South Africa, the continent of Africa and the world, spokesperson Dr Bongani Ngqulunga said in a statement.

"He continues to play this critical role even after his retirement from active politics."

The ANC and Cope also congratulated Mbeki.

"We thank and salute him for his selflessness and [the] sacrifices he, and many others, made for the liberation of South Africa and her people," ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement.

"We value his continued commitment and contribution towards the total emancipation of the people of Africa."

Cope spokesperson Dennis Bloem pointed out that it was "remarkable that our first President, Nelson Mandela was born on 18 July and our second President, Thabo Mbeki, was born on 18 June". 

"We wishe the Mbeki family everything of the best on this auspicious day."

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