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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.
    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 died an unhappy man
    Andrew Mlangeni: Kathrada died an unhappy man
    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’
    POLITICSTalk in the corridors of power is that Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini did not take kindly to a decision by the ANC...
    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.
    Ace plays his hand on leased land
    Ace plays his hand on leased land
    More than half the property leased to the Free State provincial administration must be owned by black people before the end of Ace Magashule’s...
    ‘The General’ Lindiwe Sisulu in the running for JZ’s throne
    ‘The General’ Lindiwe Sisulu in the running for JZ’s throne
    Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu could emerge as the dark horse in the race to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the next ANC leader.
    Divided Cabinet grills Gordhan over budget
    Divided Cabinet grills Gordhan over budget
    The Cabinet is said to be deeply divided, with some ministers accusing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan of skimping on their budget allocations and...
    Ramaphosa, Zuma cold war hits freezing point
    Ramaphosa, Zuma cold war hits freezing point
    Relations between President Jacob Zuma and his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, have hit rock bottom. A lack of trust and a complete breakdown in communication are signs of all-out political warfare between the two leaders....
    Is Dlamini-Zuma JZ's new finance minister?
    Is Dlamini-Zuma JZ's new finance minister?
    President Jacob Zuma’s supporters are lobbying for former African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to replace Pravin Gordhan as...
    ‘Dark horse’ Mabuza in succession race
    ‘Dark horse’ Mabuza in succession race
    NEWS ANALYSIS"The cat is back. Know that the cat is back … the mice are going to run,” declared Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza when...