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Govan Mbeki

1910 - 2001

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Govan Archibald Mvunyelwa Mbeki (9 July 1910 – 30 August 2001) was a South African politician, military commander, Communist leader who served as the Secretary of Umkhonto we Sizwe, at its inception in 1961. He was also the 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Govan Mbeki has received more than 302,221 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Govan Mbeki is the 16,247th most popular politician (down from 14,016th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 153rd in 2019) and the 49th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Govan Mbeki ranks 16,247 out of 15,577Before her are Janez Potočnik, Frank Forde, Nell Arthur, Abel Laudonio, Jan-Erik Enestam, and James Seddon. After her are Daniel Martínez, Vladimir Rushailo, Winston Peters, Henry McMaster, Safdar Jang, and Kenas Aroi.

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Among people born in 1910, Govan Mbeki ranks 343Before her are David Lack, Ilona Massey, Charles Olson, Margaret Lindsay, Irene Sharaff, and Hector Dyer. After her are Kitty Carlisle, Károly Takács, Constance Cummings, Steven S. DeKnight, Vere Bird, and Frank Loesser. Among people deceased in 2001, Govan Mbeki ranks 273Before her are Ken Hughes, Nancye Wynne Bolton, Cássia Eller, Abdulaziz al-Omari, Bruce Halford, and David M. Walker. After her are Hani Hanjour, Marwan al-Shehhi, Julie Bishop, Billy Liddell, Jennifer Syme, and Régine Cavagnoud.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Govan Mbeki ranks 180 out of 374Before her are Doug Serrurier (1920), Wendy Beckett (1930), Austin Stevens (1950), Mike Melvill (1940), David Benatar (1966), and Albertina Sisulu (1918). After her are Richard Goldstone (1938), Benni McCarthy (1977), Desiré Wilson (1953), Lawrence Stevens (1913), Clarence Walker (1898), and Athol Fugard (1932).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Govan Mbeki ranks 49Before her are Helen Zille (1951), Mzilikazi (1790), Zindzi Mandela (1960), Ahmed Kathrada (1929), Sol Plaatje (1876), and Grace Mugabe (1965). After her are Thomas François Burgers (1834), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (1955), Robert Sobukwe (1924), Patricia de Lille (1951), Tony Leon (1956), and Lindiwe Sisulu (1954).