ANC wishes Mbeki a happy birthday

Both the ANC and President Jacob Zuma wished the former president well on his birthday.

Former President Thabo Mbeki. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC on Tuesday sent birthday wishes to former president Thabo Mbeki, praising the role he has played for the organisation.

Mbeki turns 71 today.

He was recalled as president by the ANC in 2008.

ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza said, "He has done a lot for this country. He played a role during the struggle and as president of the country, he led the country effectively."

President Jacob Zuma also wished Mbeki well.

"We would like to wish former president Mbeki good health and many happy returns," Zuma said in a statement.