- Chief mediator for Sudan-South Sudan peace talks, former South Africa president, Thabo Mbeki (L) and Pagan Amum (R) Secretary General of the SPLM (Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement) attend a press conference following a closed-door session of talks in Juba, South Sudan on May 21, 2012 (AFP)
Name: Thabo Mbeki
Career: President of South Africa, 14 June 1999 to 21 September 21 2008.
Position: Head of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan.
- Pagan Amum (left), chief negotiator from South Sudan, lead mediator for the African Union, Thabo Mbeki (centre) and Sudan’s head negotiator Idriss Abdu Qadir , attend African Union-led talks between Sudan and South Sudan in Addis Ababa on March 13, 2012. (Getty)
- South Sudan Vice President, Riek Machar shakes hands with the former South African president, Thabo Mbeki, who chairs AUHIP, Juba, July 11, 2013 (ST)