Former president Thabo Mbeki celebrated his 75th birthday today.
On 18 June, 1942, a child was born who then became one of the greatest leaders of a nation.
Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki turned 75 today. It is quite befitting that the former father of South Africa celebrated his birthday on Father’s Day.
Politicians, celebrities and citizens all took to social media to wish the former president on his special day.
Many praised him for his leadership when he was president, especially since President Jacob Zuma has plunged the country into a political and financial crisis.
Today we wish former President Thabo Mbeki a very revolutionary birthday and may he see many more. Long live Comrade Mbeki long live! pic.twitter.com/hJSIReQKt1
— Gauteng ANC (@GautengANC) June 18, 2017
Happy 75th birthday Thabo Mbeki. When you were president, the economy grew on average 4.5%. Now we only dream of those days. pic.twitter.com/7gQSASeiyo
— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) June 18, 2017
Nelson Mandela’s former assistant even expressed sadness at Mbeki’s recall.
Happy birthday frmPresident Thabo Mbeki. If only we knew then, what the future would hold… You taught us an expensive lesson, but Tk u Sir
— Zelda la Grange ©™✌ (@ZeldalaGrangeSA) June 18, 2017
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Several people also called Thabo Mbeki the last president of South Africa.
— Lubabalo Mtengwane (@Lubabalo_M) June 18, 2017
— Black Panther (@Mzakes_KO) June 18, 2017
(Featured Image: Twitter)
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