Mbeki's open letters a prelude to his autobiography

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation last night held a discussion on Mbeki’s letters, aimed at the youth.

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The Thabo Mbeki Foundation says a recent series of letters by the former president are a prelude to his autobiography.

The foundation held a discussion in Johannesburg last night, to discuss a series of letters Mbeki has written about his tenure as president and some of the issues he faced criticism about.

While the letters have received mixed reaction, with sceptics questioning the timing, the foundation says there was never going to be a perfect time.

The foundation hosted a dialogue aimed at the youth, to discuss the importance of the former statesman's recent series of letters.

Foundation CEO Max Boqwana says the objective of the discussion is to share some of the reasons behind Mbeki's letters.

He says part of the reason was to provide clarity, adding that the letters also seek to clarify what the foundation calls misconceptions about the former president.

Boqwana says more details will be revealed in the upcoming autobiography.