M&G Hangout: Moeletsi Mbeki's double standards?

Every week M&G takes you behind the stories making headlines. We put your questions to our reporters on the hot topics of the week.

Every week M&G takes you behind the stories making headlines. We put your questions to our reporters on the hot topics of the week.

Watch our live video at noon when we talk to Mmanaledi Mataboge, the reporter behind the Moeletsi Mbeki story.

The Mail & Guardian's story about Moeletsi Mbeki has surprised many supporters of the thinker and critic. 

We showed how one of the ANC's and government's fiercest critics, political economist Moeletsi Mbeki, is accused by a senior staffer and prominent political analyst of being a double-dealer who criticises in public, but is willing to bend over backwards to protect his politically linked business interests behind closed doors.

What do you have to say about the story? Tell us in the comment section below, or on Twitter

Mbeki responded angrily to the M&G's questions emailed to him and even threatened legal action should the story be published. 

At the centre of the feud is a survey conducted among labour federation Congress of South African Trade Unions's shop stewards. Its release was suppressed a few hours before a scheduled media briefing last month. Mashele accused Mbeki of assisting Cosatu to suppress the release of the study to protect what "appears to be a dirty BEE [black economic empowerment] deal with Numsa".

Mail & Guardian Online deputy editor Verashni Pillay will put your questions and comments to Mataboge. 

Every week the M&G takes you behind the stories making headlines. We put your questions to our reporters on the hot topics of the week. 

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