Thabo Mbeki inaugurated as new Unisa chancellor

The former president has been inaugurated as the chancellor or the University of South Africa.

Unisa Chancellor and former president, Thabo Mbeki. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN – Former president Thabo Mbeki has been inaugurated as the chancellor of the University of South Africa.

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Mbeki’s foundation has partnered with the University of South Africa through programmes, including the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library and South African Democracy Education Trust.

Mbeki was found to be a suitable candidate for the position as a result of his outstanding leadership and credentials.

Several ministers, African National Congress stalwarts and dignitaries attended the ceremony.

While pledging to do his best to serve the Unisa, Mbeki paid tribute to his predecessor Judge Bernard Ngoepe.

“I take this opportunity to pledge that I will try to do my best to honour the tradition of chancellorship that he has pioneered, always mindful of his tutorship, to do the right thing while serving this university and our system of higher education as a whole.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)