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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.
    DD must tell Putin the deal’s off
    DD must tell Putin the deal’s off
    South African Deputy President David Mabuza’s trip to Russia this week was not only to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries...
    ANC ‘split’ over Supra replacement
    ANC ‘split’ over Supra replacement
    The ANC’s top six officials are divided on a candidate to replace North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo, amid mounting public pressure for the...
    Cyril to Supra: Step down or be fired
    Cyril to Supra: Step down or be fired
    In a last-ditch bid to save the embattled North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo the embarrassment of being recalled, President Cyril Ramaphosa met...
    Magashule turns on ‘turncoat’ DD
    Magashule turns on ‘turncoat’ DD
    ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has moved to act on claims that his former “premier league” comrade, Deputy President David Mabuza,...
    Maile: I’m not a robot for Mashatile
    Maile: I’m not a robot for Mashatile
    Gauteng economic development MEC Lebogang Maile has rejected claims that he is being punted for a leadership position in the province merely to act...
    ANC resolves to show Supra the door
    ANC resolves to show Supra the door
    The ANC's provincial executive committee (PEC) in the North West has welcomed the opportunity for Premier Supra Mahumapelo to finally tell his side...
    Cyril ‘has no power’ to fire Supra
    Cyril ‘has no power’ to fire Supra
    As pressure increases on Cyril Ramaphosa to act against embattled North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo, the president is powerless to do much except...
    Presidency shake-up as JZ cronies leave
    Presidency shake-up as JZ cronies leave
    Deputy President David Mabuza is bringing top civil servants from his previous office as premier of Mpumalanga to bolster his team.
    2019 polls: ANC to call in the big guns
    2019 polls: ANC to call in the big guns
    ANC top brass will meet former president Thabo Mbeki this week to convince him to join the party’s campaign ahead of next year’s general...
    Ramaphosa faces internal revolt
    Ramaphosa faces internal revolt
    Cyril Ramaphosa is likely to face an internal ANC revolt: his detractors in the national executive committee (NEC) plan to push back on a proposal...
    New security minister talks tough on state ‘sabotage’
    New security minister talks tough on state ‘sabotage’
    New State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba has promised to crack the whip in the country’s intelligence service to clean up the mess left...
    SACP wants Nzimande in Rampaphosa's cabinet
    SACP wants Nzimande in Rampaphosa's cabinet
    The South African Communist Party (SACP) says it wants its general secretary Blade Nzimande to be included in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet...