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Newspaper apologises to Malema

2012-08-26 17:00

Johannesburg - The Sunday Independent printed an apology to former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema on Sunday, following the press ombudsman's ruling in May.

"The Sunday Independent apologises to former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema for inaccurately stating it as fact that he faced arrest and for not asking him to comment on that allegation," the apology read.

On 30 October and 6 November, the paper had printed two stories headlined "Malema faces arrest" and "Malema ally detained".

It reported as fact that the Hawks had uncovered evidence of wrongdoing relating to the awarding of contracts, that Malema would be arrested, and overstated the value of his house.

The apology was contained in a text box at the bottom of the front page, using a font noticeably smaller than the rest of the paper.

Comments
  • Rob Allen - 2012-08-26 17:31

    oh bla bla

      kayley.segal - 2012-08-27 00:07

      Kolobe = Racist

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-08-27 10:48

      Sue them Juju. They keep writing lies about you.

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-08-26 17:43

    I love the final paragraph, it says it all.

      shanleigh.sewsanker - 2012-08-27 10:01

      its like a incoherent mumble

  • kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-08-26 18:04

    The Sunday Independent must have the stupidest editor and journalist to have had to have published an untruth about Malema. He does enough stupid things to have the disasterous truth published.

  • johandebeer - 2012-08-26 18:18

    Boicott all publications featuring Malema articles. Take away his platform.

  • boltonbarry - 2012-08-26 19:56

    LOL at the last Paragraph

  • digger.dighead - 2012-08-26 21:59

    Who gives a rats ass....

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-08-27 06:05

    Tell someone who gives a sh*t !!

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-08-27 12:41

    Another victory for Julius? either the newspapers Editor or someone is stupid, Juju keeps winning against the so called "educated" for someone with a woodwork qualification not bad hey *got me thinking*

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