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Kgalema Motlanthe

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Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe (Tswana pronunciation: [ˈkxɑ.le.mɑ mʊ.ˈtɬʼɑ.n.tʰɛ]; born 19 July 1949) is a South African politician who was South Africa's third president between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009, following Thabo Mbeki's resignation. Thereafter, he was deputy president under Jacob Zuma until 26 May 2014. Raised in Soweto in the former Transvaal after his family was forcibly removed from Alexandra, Motlanthe was recruited into UMkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), after he finished high school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kgalema Motlanthe has received more than 990,282 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Kgalema Motlanthe is the 6,310th most popular politician (up from 6,691st in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from South Africa (up from 35th in 2019) and the 13th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Kgalema Motlanthe ranks 6,310 out of 15,577Before him are Kusaila, Yejong of Goryeo, Emperor Shizong of Jin, Haxhi Lleshi, Filip Vujanović, and Eugene Maurice, Count of Soissons. After him are Nureddin al-Atassi, Takelot I, Sergius I of Constantinople, Sabium, Ermesinde of Carcassonne, and Alexandru Averescu.

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Among people born in 1949, Kgalema Motlanthe ranks 116Before him are Ivan Patzaichin, Gregg Popovich, Ken Wilber, Dubravka Ugrešić, Émerson Leão, and Ronnie Hellström. After him are David Strathairn, Michael Richards, Andy Kaufman, Robert Sternberg, Peter Agre, and Quini.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe ranks 33 out of 374Before him are Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), Seymour Papert (1928), D. F. Malan (1874), Peter Abrahams (1919), Abba Eban (1915), and Basil Rathbone (1892). After him are Kevin Carter (1960), André Brink (1935), Arnold Vosloo (1962), Angelique Rockas (1951), Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826), and Andries Pretorius (1798).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe ranks 13Before him are P. W. Botha (1916), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), Jan Smuts (1870), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), D. F. Malan (1874), and Abba Eban (1915). After him are Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826), Andries Pretorius (1798), Louis Botha (1862), John Vorster (1915), Marais Viljoen (1915), and Dingane kaSenzangakhona (1795).