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Mathews Phosa

Date of Birth: 1 September 1952
Place of Birth: Bushbuckridge, South Africa


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Looking down the line

In 2001, Mbeki endorsed his Police Minister, Steve Tshwete, when the latter publicly accused Ramaphosa and two other leading ANC members Tokyo Sexwale and Matthews Phosa of a plot to unseat the President and 'endanger Mbeki's life'...


Succession issues

Matthews Phosa, a former Premier of Mpumalanga Province (who with Ramaphosa was falsely accused of plotting against Mbeki in 2001) was elected in 49th place on the 60-member NEC...


Congress gets scratchy

Last year's potential challengers, Mathews Phosa, Tokyo Sexwale and Cyril Ramaphosa, were besmirched by farcical accusations of conspiracy and are now barely visible...

In Mpumalanga, Premier Ndawenu Mahlangu was imposed by Mbeki, who had fallen out with Mathews Phosa...


Will the real Thabo Mbeki stand up?

He later admitted no such plot existed and apologised publicly to the men he had accused: Cyril Ramaphosa, Mathews Phosa and Tokyo Sexwale, formerly Mbeki's rivals for the party leadership, now successful in business...


Mbeki's front line

The usual suspects: ANC ex-Secretary General Cyril Ramaphosa 50, Gauteng ex-Premier Tokyo Sexwale, 49, and Mpumalanga ex-Premier Mathews Phosa were all named by Tshwete as suspects in an anti-Mbeki plot: he later apologised to them when police found the suspicions groundless...


Watch on the spooks

In the name of intelligence, operatives have: unearthed a widely publicised, and discredited, plot in which the popular and senior African National Congress members Cyril Ramaphosa, Matthews Phosa and Tokyo Sexwale were accused of planning to overthrow the state; investigated who was circulating the absurd rumour that President Mbeki was involved in the assassination of former SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani; had computers and vehicles stolen from NIA headquarters; provided wildly inaccurate intelligence to military commanders in 1998 before the dispatch of troops to Lesotho (AC Vol 39 No 20), leading to heavy casualties and the sacking of Maseru; got caught with surveillance cameras pointed at the German Embassy in Pretoria; admitted to offering senior political journalists information in exchange for access to operatives...


The plots thicken

Mathews Phosa, former ANC Premier, Mpumalanga Province, and another casualty in a clash with Mbeki's faction, says the story is 'rubbish'...


Sniping at the President

However, Zuma himself has been damaged by the impact of a messy investigation into the business affairs of former Mpumalanga Premier Mathews Phosa...


Provincial power struggle

On 22 April the ANC announced that three of its sitting premiers would not be candidates for premierships after the elections; Manhole Motshekga in Gauteng, Matthews Phosa in Mpumalanga and Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri in the Free State...


Seeking spies

Matthews Phosa, Premier of Mpumalanga Province and a former ANC Intelligence Secretary, insists the ANC has itsownrecordsonformerspies...


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