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Mathews Phosa
Biographical info

Nakedi Mathews Phosa was born in Nelspruit on 1 September 1952. He studied law at the University of the North and in 1981 he opened a legal practice in Nelspruit. He left the country in 1985, and in 1986 became the regional commander of MK in Mozambique. Following the unbanning of the ANC in 1990, he played an important role in transition initiatives, including Codesa.

In 1994 he became the premier of Mpumalanga. He is also head of the legal department of the ANC. In 1995 the University of Boston in the USA awarded him an honorary doctorate.

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