Limpho Hani slams half-baked stories about black leaders

2015-04-10 13:04

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Chris Hani’s widow, Limpho, has taken the media to task for "failing to do thorough investigations" into matters they write about and for "portraying black leaders as morally corrupt".

Speaking this morning at the 22nd commemoration of the freedom fighter’s death in Ekurhuleni, Limpho Hani lambasted the media for repeatedly failing to write the truth about black leaders.

Specifically on the matter of a woman who claimed to be the SACP stalwart’s daughter and was calling herself Vanessa Hani, Limpho said her own private investigators found that the woman was in fact a hoax.

Her real name, according to Hani, is Phindile Madonsela. Quoting the private investigators, Hani said the report stated: “Our records on Vanessa Hani do not show that she is related Chris Hani.”

She added that Home Affairs also confirmed that based on the submissions by the woman herself, Hani was not her father.

“Despite these findings some media houses continue to parade this woman around as Hani’s daughter. What is the reason for this?” asked a fired-up Hani.

“President Zuma, I must apologise for using this occasion to say these things, but it is the only platform I can use to tell South Africans the truth. When Chris died, all sorts of things were being said.”

Hani said the media is increasingly attacking black leaders and trying to portray them as being nothing more than morally corrupt.

Continuing with the scathing reprimand, Hani said journalists are randomly gathering quotes from the likes of Jacob Zuma and others, compiling them and publishing them as books and calling it journalism.

“Some journalists are reckless, malicious, insensitive and irresponsible. I am in support of free media but it needs to be responsible as well.”

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