from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mbeki, Thabo Born 1942. South African economist and politician who was elected president of South Africa in 1999. He previously served as deputy president under Nelson Mandela (1994-1999).


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  • This decision was later reversed on appeal, but not before the ANC National Executive Committee decided to withdraw Mbeki from the presidency.

    Jacob’s Ladder

  • Mbeki is a short, thin man with an elfin aspect, and on the day the convention opened he was wearing a simple blue knit shirt and khaki pants.

    Jacob’s Ladder

  • As for South Africa's lack of action, words all but fail me, Thabo Mbeki is complicit in every beating, every torture, every murder in Zimbabwe.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The Zimbabwe crisis could be solved by South Africa in about 3 months, but Thabo Mbeki is not interested in helping the people of Zimbabwe at the expense of the great hero of the anti-colonialist movement, Robert Mugabe.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • But, much as Thabo Mbeki is unwilling to condemn Comrade ‘Bob’ Mugabe because he secretly admires everything he does and says, the Labour Party of the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century could never bring itself to say a bad word about him because they secretly loved what he did and said until he was found porking the hired help.

    Archive 2008-04-20

  • In his place we may yet see one Jacob Zuma who was dismissed by Mbeki from the government over allegations of serious sexual offences and corruption.

    SA Enjoys It While it Can

  • Much was made at the time of the fact that Mbeki is deeply loyal to all of those who, as Dr. Garlic did, remained loyal to him throughout the years in exile.

    Archive 2007-10-21

  • Mbeki is a briefcase carrying technocrat that actually wants to attend meetings to get work done and not just take a shopping trip abroad.


  • Not only geographically, but because Mbeki is the leader of a liberation party, like Mugabe's, that someday soon, too, will have outstayed its welcome.

    Life in Mugabe-ville

  • And I think Mbeki is terrified that the same kind of future awaits his party in South Africa.

    Life in Mugabe-ville


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