Thabo Mbeki thanks ANCYL

2012-06-20 12:44

Johannesburg - Former president Thabo Mbeki has thanked the ANC Youth League for wishing him well on his birthday.

Mbeki thanked the league in a letter after it extended good wishes to him on his 70th birthday on Monday.

"I would like to thank you most sincerely for your kind and comradely message on the occasion of my 70th birthday," he wrote.

"I would like to assure you that I will continue to try to do my best to pursue all... objectives as an activist for the renaissance of Africa, in keeping with the historic traditions of our movement, the ANC."

The letter was posted on the African National Congress Youth League website.

The league said on Monday that Mbeki was committed to the development of the African continent.

"As president of the ANC... Mbeki has led the collective charge for the renewed development of the African continent, notably through the African Renaissance and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad)," it said.

"We commend Cde Thabo Mbeki... and the role he continues to play towards the attainment of the Freedom Charter demand that 'South Africa shall strive to maintain world peace and the settlement of all international disputes by negotiation - not war'."

The ANCYL did not officially extend birthday wishes to President Jacob Zuma on his 70th birthday on April 12.

Mbeki was defeated by Zuma in the December 2007 leadership race in Polokwane, following intense campaigning for Zuma by the ANCYL.

  • patricia.maxion - 2012-06-20 12:53

    congratulations mr mbeki 4turning 70.God should continue taking good care of you.

      mukosit - 2012-06-20 13:13

      Happy birthday Mr TM Mbeki.

  • Kala - 2012-06-20 13:12

    The same Mbeki that the ancyl had recalled as President??

      nozukol - 2012-06-20 14:57


  • Greg - 2012-06-20 13:22

    Why the hell is this news??

  • Stephan - 2012-06-20 13:23

    Oh Shame, now they are best friends. Typical example of my enemy's enemy becomes my friend. I cannot believe how pathetic these comrades are. Is there not one single honest, non-corrupt anc cadre? No wonder their own are protesting against them - service delivery, forgotten the poor voters who have no food or jobs. Just a few obese corrupt politically connected fat cats eating the cream and nothing for the poor. A better life for all??????

      gary.vanniekerk.58 - 2012-06-20 14:00

      Stephan did u know that the western cape actually had the most protests in the last year?

      jameswilliamhorn - 2012-06-20 14:13

      @Gary While it is true that the majority of the protests have been in the Western Cape (25%)the person who conducted the research also said: “Most of the protests have taken place in the Western Cape because of the political tensions (there)” You should not take a statistic out of context and make it seem like the number of service delivery strikes directly correlates with the quality of service delivery in a province. I think any reasonable observer would tell you that there are provinces vastly worse in terms of service delivery than the Western Cape.

  • magomarele - 2012-06-20 13:28

    Huh? The same Mbeki that Malema once called him "a dead snake that must be burried". Politics for woodworkers.

  • sizwe.bwana - 2012-06-20 13:42

    And the worm turns

  • andrew.arde - 2012-06-20 13:46

    With ANCYL, it's all about who the flavour of the month is. They have zero loyalty to anyone but themselves!

  • xoli.xuma - 2012-06-20 13:59

    As they say :"No permanent friends and no permanent enemies in politics"

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-06-20 14:09

    Mbeki must be adviser of ancyl

  • Isaac Nhlahla - 2012-06-20 14:50

    these morrons are untrustable

  • rebone.tsiane - 2012-06-20 14:52

    mbeki my president keep the hustle on.we people of the continent respect & wishes all your endeavours of free africa come strue.mayibuye.happey belated son of the soil

  • jwarha.balakisa - 2012-06-20 15:00

    What happened in Russia need to happen here. Came Mr President.

  • Arthur - 2012-06-20 15:18

    Me thinks those thugs who protest in the Western Cape are paid by you guess who??? (The USELESS cANCer lot)

  • tyrone.jenecker - 2012-06-20 17:17

    Happy birthday Mr Mbeki, may you have a blessed day and may the tender be with you

  • collen.masetla - 2012-06-20 18:02

    Happy birthday Mr President.

  • adupedi - 2012-06-21 07:51

    Ancyl ds make to chase mbeki out put another person is not listen to us. is a time to nationalised african, balance of payment in all thing. Africa lets be unite so that we can get wealth from this white thieve.

  • ludwick.ramavhoya - 2012-06-23 09:36

    I cnt wait 4 Mangaung... It is not abt th wining side bt 4 wht it is rite.

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