Former President Thabo Mbeki delivered the OR Tambo memorial lecture at Fort Hare University. In his speech Mbeki called for the courage to speak out about wrongs and for the ANC to honestly assess its performance, including the quality of its members and leaders. Mbeki described as a revolutionary democrat by former ANC president Oliver Tambo, who led the ANC in exile from 1967 and in SA following its 1990 unbanning until his death in April 1993. He had been strategic, ethical and unifying, with an unwavering commitment to serve people without any expectation of personal gain. That was the kind of leader required today, argued Mbeki, who said the ANC had failed to sustain producing this calibre of committed and ethical member, who “never, in any way” abused state power for personal gain and respected the truth at all times. This failure put the ANC in the hands of what were today generally known as entrepreneurs. . .