Kgalema Motlanthe served as secretary general of the African National Congress from 1997 - 2007 and later ANC deputy president until 2012.
After Thabo Mbeki was recalled by the ANC at the 2008 Polokwane Conference, Motlanthe was speedily sworn in as a Member of Parliament and deployed to the position of South African president for a year in what was seemingly a caretaker role, until Jacob Zuma became President.
Motlanthe has become known for his outspoken criticism of Jacob Zuma and his support of the wave of activism in civil society that called for Zuma to step down.
In an interview with The Daily Maverick in April, he said if he were still in Parliament, he would have voted in favour of the motion of no confidence to oust Zuma.
On Wednesday 20 September Eusebius McKaiser is in conversation with Former president Kgalema Motlanthe at 10am on 702 and CapeTalk.
Tune in at 10am to hear Motlanthe's views on the current state of ANC leadership and the way forward: Is the ANC dying?