Govan Mbeki, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Govan Mbeki

South African politician

Date of Birth: 09-Jul-1910

Place of Birth: Mbewuleni, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Date of Death: 30-Aug-2001

Profession: writer, politician, journalist

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Govan Mbeki

  • Govan Archibald Mvuyelwa Mbeki (9 July 1910 – 30 August 2001) was a South African politician and son of Chief Sikelewu Mbeki and Johanna Mahala and also the father of the former South African president Thabo Mbeki and political economist Moeletsi Mbeki.
  • He was a leader of the South African Communist Party and the African National Congress.
  • After the Rivonia Trial, he was imprisoned (1963–1987) on charges of terrorism and treason, together with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Raymond Mhlaba, Ahmed Kathrada and other eminent ANC leaders, for their role in the ANC's armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK).
  • He was sometimes mentioned by his nickname "Oom Gov".

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