Press Release: Celebrating ANC President Oliver Reginald Tambo by Thabo Mbeki
We have gathered here today as part of the celebration of the historic Centenary of the ANC, a short four (4) years ahead of the related establishment of the University College of Fort Hare in 1916. Understandably, as part of the celebration of its Centenary, the ANC decided that it would devote particular months throughout the Centenary Year 2012 to give the opportunity to the nation to reflect on the contributions to the national cause particularly of those of our patriots and compatriots who had served as its Presidents. Accordingly, we meet here today because of this, to speak about one of these Presidents of the ANC, the late Oliver Reginald Tambo, who, if he was still alive, would have celebrated his 95th Birthday eight days from today. I trust that you will pardon me if I do not use this occasion to succumb to the natural temptation to present to you a truncated biography of Oliver Tambo, which you know.....Click here to view full speech.