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ISBN:1770070923
Author: William Gumede
ISBN13: 978-1770070929
Title: Thabo Mbeki & The Battle for the Soul of the ANC
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Language: English
Category: Politics and Government
Publisher: Struik Publishers; 1st Edition edition (August 1, 2005)
Pages: 384

Thabo Mbeki & The Battle for the Soul of the ANC by William Gumede



William Mervin Gumede. Thabo Mbeki plays a crucial role in world politics, but to many people he is an enigma. He explores the complex position that Mbeki occupies and reveals the underlying political and personal tensions that help explain the forces that have created one of the world's most powerful and enigmatic leaders. The highly readable, salutary, powerfully argued and extensively detailed book chronicles the rise of Thabo Mbeki within the ANC, his political career, personality and policies.

by William Mervin Gumede. 476pp, Zed Books, £1. 9. When Thabo Mbeki, South Africa's president, was humiliatingly rejected as ANC party leader in favour of his rival and former ally, Jacob Zuma, late last year, it was the sudden nadir of a political life marked by two decades of basking in international acclaim for his success in moulding a new and unrecognisable country from the apartheid years, after Nelson Mandela's.

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Thabo Mbeki plays a crucial role in world politics, but to many people he is an enigma. He explores the complex position that Mbeki occupies and reveals the underlying political and personal tensions th Thabo Mbeki plays a crucial role in world politics, but to many people he is an enigma. The immediate post-apartheid narrative however is the pinnacle of the book.

In this book, ng journalist William Mervin Gumede chronicles Mbeki's spectacular rise to dominate Africa's oldest liberation movement. He explores the complex position that Mbeki occupied - following in Nelson Mandela's footsteps, holding together an alliance with deep ideological differences, and ruling an intensely divided country. Revealing the political and personal tensions behind the scenes, Gumede explains how Mbeki sought to mould the ANC into his image through tight control, and exposes the intrigues behind the battle for succession.

He explores the complex position that Mbeki occupies - following in Nelson Mandela's footsteps, heading a party with roots as a liberation movement, and ruling an intensely divided country. Revealing the political and personal tensions behind the scenes, Gumede explains the forces that have created one of the world's most powerful and enigmatic leaders.

Gumede, William Mervin. African National Congress. Presidents - South Africa. This book explores the complex position that Mbeki occupies, following in Nelson Mandela's footsteps, heading a party with roots as a liberation movement, and ruling a divided country. 5. Economics for the Poor 6. The CEO 7. Mbeki's AIDS Denial - Grace or Folly? 8. Comrade Bob 9. NEPAD and the 'Big Men' 10. What's Wrong With Being Filthy Rich? 11. Remaking South Africa's Politics 12. Modernising the Alliance 13. The Poor Bite Back: The 'New' Struggle 14. 'We Are All Yes-Men and Women Now' 15.

In the space of a single decade, the African National Congress has changed from a party for the poor and oppressed to the political home of the powerful and opulent. Yesterday’s freedom fighters are today’s corporate raiders. Boardrooms are the battleground now. Within the ANC different groups have contrasting backgrounds and political cultures: the exiles, back in Africa after many years in Europe, the USA and UK; the "islanders", a close knit group of former Robben Island prisoners; and the "inxiles", the local political activists who fought apartheid from within South Africa. But transformation comes at a price, and for the urbane Thabo Mbeki, this means nothing less than total loyalty and uncritical support. As both his political adversaries and erstwhile allies have discovered to their cost, the man who followed in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps brooks no opposition, tolerates no dissent. In capturing the ANC’s soul, South Africa’s second black president has stifled its spirit. This book not only explains why and how he has done so, but also offers invaluable insights into the arcane machinations behind political decisions that touch the lives of millions every day. The first detailed analysis of the presidency of Nelson Mandela's successor, and possibly the most powerful man in Africa.