Durban - Former president Thabo Mbeki this week denied a Sunday Tribune report in which he called on government to take action against Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane, South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark, for labelling white people as beneficiaries of stolen land via Twitter.
He labelled the Sunday Tribune headline false in a statement released on Monday by the Thabo Mbeki Foundation and in reference to the story cautioned members of the public to "beware methods of mobilisation by means of false, emotive narratives and caricatures of derogation"
Today, the Sunday Tribune will release the 13 minute section of the full interview online where he shares his views on the Mandela-Hlongwane Tweet saga.
While the former statesman admits that he was "not up to date" on the issues surrounding Mandela-Hlongwane tweet he did offer an opinion how ambassadors should conduct themselves.
This after he said in the foundation statement this week that: "His reply was that he had not read the tweet. President Mbeki, however, explained the discipline and culture of the diplomatic world in which, as representatives of the president of the Republic and broadly the government, ambassadors and high commissioners represent official government policy; not their views and opinions".