Vusi Thembekwayo Tweet reminds us what Africa is about with Mbeki clip

Vusi Thembekwayo Tweet reminds us what Africa is about with Mbeki clip

In a recent Tweet by self-made millionaire Vusi Thembekwayo, Tweeps were reminded of a magical speech made by former President Thabo Mbeki.

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Thembekwayo is one of the youngest directors of a listed company and is the CEO of a boutique investment and advisory firm.

With all the negativity surrounding SA lately, it was great to be reminded of just what it means to be a South African.

The mogul tweeted a video clip of a segment of a speech by former President Thabo Mbeki.

In the speech Mbeki speaks of being an African and then proceeds to describe just what that means.

The speech speaks about the complexities of living in South Africa and the contradictions that go with that.

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It’s these contradictions that make this a truly beautiful country, despite what we are currently experiencing.

Some Tweeps were not convinced though, and voiced their cynicism of the clip.

While others were touched by the clip.

In another article recently published by called Crowd cheered Zuma and Mbeki at Ma Winnie's funeral, we reported how crowds of people had gathered to wish Winnie Madikizela-Mandela farewell and had cheered as the defence minister acknowledged the presence of former president Kgalema Motlanthe, Jacob Zuma and Thabo Mbeki

Former President Jacob Zuma received the loudest cheer from the crowds at the funeral service of struggle veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

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Programme director Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula acknowledged that former presidents Thabo Mbeki‚ Kgalema Motlanthe and Zuma were present at the funeral service. The mention of Zuma’s name elicited the loudest cheer as he was originally not mentioned.

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