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Mbeki is doing his own legacy a disservice, says Mark Gevisser

2 February 2016 10:56 AM
Biographer Mark Gevisser says Thabo Mbeki could share his wisdom to better serve South Africans on the current pertinent issues.

Biographer Mark Gevisser says former president Thabo Mbeki series of letters about his presidency is doing him a disservice.

Mbeki he could instead share his wisdom to better serve South Africans on the current pertinent issues, says Gevisser.

Listen to the interview with 702 and CapeTalk's Redi Tlhabi below:

He has so much wisdom to give, and instead of giving that wisdom, he is reminding us about things that we've forgotten about.

Mark Gevisser, author and journalist

...I think he's doing his own legacy a disservice rather than a service.

Mark Gevisser, author and journalist

...He's showing us how aloof he is because he is showing us how removed and distant he is from what's happening in this country right now.

Mark Gevisser, author and journalist

Despite his structures that he put in place to consult, if he was more in touch with what was going on in the party, he would've seen that is was unacceptable for him to stand for a third term.

Mark Gevisser, author and journalism

Intellectuals are aloof. They remain above the frame, they look down on their feet from their height or from the distance.

Mark Gevisser, author and jouranlist

2 February 2016 10:56 AM