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Kgalema Motlanthe is the former President of South Africa and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. As a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (“The Global Commission”), Motlanthe is joined by another 28 members, among which former Presidents and Prime Ministers including former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, as well as high profile figures including Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour and the Immediate Past President of the International AIDS Society Adeeba Kamarulzaman. Former U.S. Secretary of State George Schultz, former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Paul Volcker and the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan, have also been past members of The Commission over the past decade. The Global Commission advocates for drug policies based on scientific evidence, human rights, public health and security. Motlanthe is also the Chair of the recently launched Eastern and Southern Africa Commission on Drugs (ESACD) which was formed in response to certain contextual challenges, including the growing flow of heroin into the South and East African region, mainly from Afghanistan, and the increase in methamphetamine use in the region.

Former President Kgalema Motlanthe
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