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Thabo Mbeki Delivers The OR Tambo Memorial Lecture

Lecture by the patron of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, Thabo Mbeki, on the occasion of the celebration of the centenary of the birth of Oliver Reginald Tambo. Johannesburg, 27 October 2017: Members and representatives of the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, our hosts this evening; Dear Members of the Tambo family; Fellow South Africans; Comrades, friends, ladies and gentlemen Had OR Tambo been alive, today we would have gathered in happy gatherings throughout our country to wish him a very happy centenary birthday! However as we meet today, to mark this centenary, we still wish to convey a heartfelt happy birthday message to Oliver Tambo, our beloved OR and esteemed leader, certain that he will hear our message wherever he is. Accordingly, today, October 27, 2017 our people, joined by the peoples of the rest of Africa and the world, stand up …

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