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Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo is the political editor of the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003 and has won numerous awards since then, including the regional award for Vodacom Journalist of the Year in the economics and finance category in 2015, SA Journalist of the Year in 2011, the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the Year award in 2008 and CNN African Journalist of the Year – MKO Abiola Print Journalism in 2004.
    Fears new Gigaba aide will shift heat off Guptas
    Fears new Gigaba aide will shift heat off Guptas
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    ANC dissenters 'face death threats'
    ANC dissenters 'face death threats'
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    ‘Rare gem’ Gigaba in it to win it
    ‘Rare gem’ Gigaba in it to win it
    On the second day of the no-holds-barred ANC leadership meeting this week, Malusi Gigaba walked into the room late — to a standing ovation....
    Teflon Don gets his way: Zuma emerges victorious again
    Teflon Don gets his way: Zuma emerges victorious again
    President Jacob Zuma has once again emerged victorious after the party’s extended national working committee on Tuesday rejected the ANC's...
    ANC leaders activate plan to get rid of Zuma
    ANC leaders activate plan to get rid of Zuma
    Disgruntled ANC leaders have followed through on their threats to publicly denounce President Jacob Zuma’s decision to axe former Finance...
    'We will make his life unbearable': ANC talks rebellion against Zuma
    'We will make his life unbearable': ANC talks rebellion against Zuma
    President Jacob Zuma’s opponents in the ANC said this week they will make his life unbearable and force him to step down if he continued with his...
    ANC top brass reject JZ's 'badly written' spy files on Gordhan
    ANC top brass reject JZ's 'badly written' spy files on Gordhan
    The Mail & Guardian has reliably learned that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe and treasurer Zweli...
    Andrew Mlangeni: Kathrada wanted a united ANC
    Andrew Mlangeni: Kathrada wanted a united ANC
    ANC struggle veteran Andrew Mlangeni says his long-time friend and fellow Rivonia trialist Ahmed Kathrada has died an unhappy man because of the...
    ‘ANC can’t play to the gallery on land issue’ — Mantashe
    ‘ANC can’t play to the gallery on land issue’ — Mantashe
    The issue of expropriating land without compensation is proving divisive in the top echelons of the ANC, with secretary general Gwede Mantashe...
    Loyalty is the secret to  ‘the untouchables’
    Loyalty is the secret to  ‘the untouchables’
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    Zuma favourite Andile Lungisa out of Bay chair
    Zuma favourite Andile Lungisa out of Bay chair
    President Jacob Zuma has been reined in by the ANC’s top brass following his endorsement of Andile Lungisa as ANC Nelson Mandela Bay chairperson....
    They may deny there’s a rift, but words betray them
    They may deny there’s a rift, but words betray them
    Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has dismissed suggestions of a falling-out between him and President Jacob Zuma.