'Thabo Mbeki wants to be understood, he was always going to comeback'

Former President Thabo Mbeki has re-emerged in the public sphere writing about issues from his presidency.

Mbeki participated in very few public dialogues since he was recalled as State President.

According to Dr Mcebisi Ndletyana, Associate Professor of Political Science at UJ Mbeki was always going to come back because he feels he needs to correct things that he perceives as not portraying him well in terms of his presidency.

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:

For someone like Thabo Mbeki it was not unexpected because he has a very strong sense of history so he’d want to be remembered in favourable light.

Dr Mcebisi Ndletyana, Associate Professor of Political Science at UJ

Presidents are always concerned about their own legacy. They want to be understood in the way they think they should be understood

Dr Mcebisi Ndletyana, Associate Professor of Political Science at UJ

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