He shuffles and fidgets as he speaks, his beady eyes focused on either his script or on the audience. Looking at him speak, one gets the feeling that the wealth of knowledge and intellect cannot, will not, be hemmed in, and he fidgets and shuffles even more to let them out. He exudes quiet but profound confidence that belies his short physical stature. After all, he is a man who caught the attention of the intellectual bigwigs of the African National Congress ANC when he was just a teenager. Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred tells the extraordinary story of an extraordinary man.

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This opened the floodgates for massive administrative corruption in what has come to be known as state capture. It is estimated that state capture has cost the country more than Rbn. Ntombela comes across as a birthplace-focused premier, more like her predecessor ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, if the decisions to hold the event and build a skills development centre - officially opened by her and President Cyril Ramaphosa on the same day - in Tweeling are anything to go by.

They smack of what Mbeki disavowed: "sentimentality of ethnic identity and the favour of familial patronage". There is a general view in Free State that Parys had become a focal point of developments under Magashule as premier. There is also a general view that Magashule deployed his allies from Parys to head certain departments and municipalities to build "familial patronage".

Incidentally, it is said Magashule remains a de facto premier through Ntombela. Like Mbeki, Ntombela should understand that she is serving the province, not her birthplace. As the former Tweeling mayor, she had an opportunity to serve her birthplace.

This would help it fight corruption and factionalism.


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Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred

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