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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.
    ‘We told him long ago why he had to go’
    ‘We told him long ago why he had to go’
    Throughout the final days of the Jacob Zuma presidency, he persisted with the question: What have I done wrong?
    ANC wants a motion of no confidence against Zuma
    ANC wants a motion of no confidence against Zuma
    The ANC national executive committee (NEC) has resolved that the party should this week table its own motion of no confidence in Parliament against...
    Brace for one more week before Zexit
    Brace for one more week before Zexit
    President Jacob Zuma will not vacate office until after the ANC’s special national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Saturday February 17, the...
    ANC wants SONA postponed until after Zuma resigns
    ANC wants SONA postponed until after Zuma resigns
    The ANC national working committee (NWC) wants the Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete, to postpone Thursday's state of the nation...
    State capture: ANC plots a way for Zuma to walk free
    State capture: ANC plots a way for Zuma to walk free
    A presidential pardon could be part of the ANC’s package offered to President Jacob Zuma for him to vacate office before his term comes to an end...
    Ramaphosa tiptoes around Zuma’s removal
    Ramaphosa tiptoes around Zuma’s removal
    ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa is unlikely to support calls by his supporters to remove President Jacob Zuma from office with immediate effect as...
    #ANC106: Prosecute those implicated in state capture -
 Ramaphosa
    #ANC106: Prosecute those implicated in state capture - Ramaphosa
    ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated his tough stance on corruption, saying one of his key priorities as party leader will be to ensure that senior politicians and government officials implicated in state...
    Mkhize's move touted as a boost for NDZ
    Mkhize's move touted as a boost for NDZ
    ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize’s shock withdrawal from the party’s leadership race on Sunday is seen to be a calculated move to boost the...
    Zuma ignored treasury, NEC on higher education
    Zuma ignored treasury, NEC on higher education
    President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on fee-free education appears to have come against the advice of the treasury and without consulting the...
    How you will pay for Zuma's free education plan
    How you will pay for Zuma's free education plan
    The government is considering drastic budget cuts to fund free higher education, including cutting social grants, freezing the roll-out of RDP...
    Lindiwe Sisulu on Ramaphosa, women leaders and Mantashe's comments
    Lindiwe Sisulu on Ramaphosa, women leaders and Mantashe's comments
    You have been crisscrossing the country in the past few months talking to ordinary ANC members. What are your chances of winning the...