Its wrong for a president to try to change a Constitution while in office
The former president, answering questions at Unisa, says leaders on the continent need to be democratic.
JOHANNESBURG - Former President Thabo Mbeki says its wrong for presidents to try and change the constitutions of their countries while theyre in office, just so they can stay in power.
Earlier today, he answered questions from an audience at the University of South Africa (Unisa), which was broadcast on Unisa radio.
Mbeki also said it was useless for African countries to argue who among them should represent the continent as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council when the current members havent yet agreed to change the bodys structure.
The former president says leaders on the continent need to be democratic.
Its incorrect, I think, for a Thabo Mbeki to be elected for the basis of two terms and halfway through the second term, I say lets change the Constitutions so that I have the third term.