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 served as the third president of South Africa between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009, following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki.After the end of his presidency, Motlanthe was appointed as the Deputy President of South Africa by his successor, Jacob Zuma. Motlanthe served as Deputy President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 2007 until 2012, when he declined to run for a second term. At the 53rd National Conference of the African National Congress, Motlanthe ran for the position of President of the ANC but was soundly defeated by Zuma, who won re-election. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kgalema Motlanthe has received more than 852,832 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Kgalema Motlanthe is the 6,698th most popular politician (up from 7,039th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from South Africa (up from 36th in 2019) and the 14th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Kgalema Motlanthe ranks 6,698 out of 15,710Before him are Alfonso IV d'Este, Duke of Modena, Wirich Philipp von Daun, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Ban Biao, and Géraud Duroc. After him are Haider al-Abadi, Julio César Turbay Ayala, Giustiniano Participazio, Ramón Grau, Roman Malinovsky, and Nouhak Phoumsavanh.

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Among people born in 1949, Kgalema Motlanthe ranks 115Before him are Valentina Matviyenko, Robert Sternberg, Tom Pryce, Sergei Bagapsh, Jeremy Corbyn, and Marc Ravalomanana. After him are Ward Cunningham, Patrick Tambay, Pam Grier, Carlos Bianchi, Dubravka Ugrešić, and Patrick Duffy.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe ranks 35 out of 312Before him are Michael Levitt (1947), André Brink (1935), Arnold Vosloo (1962), Abba Eban (1915), Peter Abrahams (1919), and Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826). After him are Basil Rathbone (1892), Louis Botha (1862), John Vorster (1915), Andries Pretorius (1798), Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761), and Kevin Carter (1960).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe ranks 14Before him are Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), Jan Smuts (1870), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), D. F. Malan (1874), Abba Eban (1915), and Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826). After him are Louis Botha (1862), John Vorster (1915), Andries Pretorius (1798), Dingane kaSenzangakhona (1795), Marthinus Wessel Pretorius (1819), and Christiaan de Wet (1854).