Govan Mbeki

1910 - 2001

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Govan Archibald Mvuyelwa Mbeki (9 July 1910 – 30 August 2001) was a South African politician, Communist and son of Chief Sikelewu Mbeki and Johanna Mahala and also the father of the former South African president Thabo Mbeki and political economist Moeletsi Mbeki. He was a leader of the South African Communist Party and the African National Congress. After the Rivonia Trial, he was imprisoned (1963–1987) on charges of terrorism and treason, together with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Raymond Mhlaba, Ahmed Kathrada and other eminent ANC leaders, for their role in the ANC's armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Govan Mbeki has received more than 221,099 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Govan Mbeki is the 14,042nd most popular politician (down from 12,763rd in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from South Africa and the 43rd most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Govan Mbeki ranks 14,042 out of 15,710Before her are Clement Arrindell, Jaswant Singh, Angus King, Ed Lee, Dick Quax, and Françoise Nyssen. After her are Monique Ohsan Bellepeau, Christophe Castaner, Zurab Noghaideli, Charles Lee, Asma Jahangir, and Josiah Bartlett.

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Among people born in 1910, Govan Mbeki ranks 290Before her are Jack Lovelock, John Hunt, Baron Hunt, Dolly Haas, Mae Clarke, David Lack, and Vere Bird. After her are Bill Pickering, Tyrus Wong, Steven S. DeKnight, Irene Sharaff, Elizabeth Allan, and Hector Dyer. Among people deceased in 2001, Govan Mbeki ranks 227Before her are David M. Walker, Ronnie Allen, Ruhi Sarıalp, Otto Stuppacher, Julie Bishop, and Billy Higgins. After her are Billy Liddell, Tatyana Averina, Bruce Halford, Betty Everett, Queen Aishwarya of Nepal, and King Moody.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Govan Mbeki ranks 153 out of 312Before her are Neville Lederle (1938), Francois Botha (1968), Bram Fischer (1908), Bessie Head (1937), Doug Serrurier (1920), and Sasha Pieterse (1996). After her are Sid James (1913), Trevor Blokdyk (1935), Eddie Keizan (1944), Frances Ames (1920), Enoch Sontonga (1873), and Glynis Barber (1955).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Govan Mbeki ranks 43Before her are Tom Naudé (1889), Ahmed Kathrada (1929), Grace Mugabe (1965), Mzilikazi (1790), Helen Zille (1951), and Ruth First (1925). After her are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (1949), Zindzi Mandela (1960), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (1955), Sol Plaatje (1876), Robert Sobukwe (1924), and Tony Leon (1956).