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Mac Maharaj speaks about Siphiwe Nyanda spy claims, joking with Mandela and Zuma (well, sort of)

Sibongakonke Shoba sits down with Mac Maharaj to ask the man behind Operation Vula, the ANC's top-secret infiltration of apartheid SA, whether one of the mission's top agents was a spy

11 August 2019 - 00:00 By Sibongakonke Shoba

"Are you checking if I'm still alive?" asked the voice of Mac Maharaj on the other side of the line.

It was a day after Jacob Zuma, for whom Maharaj was a spokesperson for four years, made startling but unsubstantiated claims about General Siphiwe Nyanda, a man who had worked closely with Maharaj during one of the ANC's most successful underground missions in the struggle...

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