Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mbeki's final speech to South Africa (transcript)

Fellow South Africans, I have no doubt that you are aware of the announcement made yesterday (on saturday) by the National Executive Committee of the ANC with regard to the position of the President of the Republic.

Accordingly, I would like to take this opportunity to inform the nation that today (Sunday) I handed a letter to the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Honourable Baleka Mbete, to tender my resignation from the high position of President of the Republic of South Africa, effective from the day that will be determined by the National Assembly.

Read the rest of Thabo Mbeki's speech here.