Miyeni debacle in quotes

2011-08-01 19:07

Reaction to Eric Miyeni’s Sowetan column on City Press editor-in-chief Ferial Haffajee and the fallout.

Team Miyeni
As much as Haffajee expresses her freedom of speech, I think it was within Miyeni’s right to exercise his right as well. – papakutlo (Tshepo Boshielo)

ANCYL condemns the disgusting decision of the Sowetan of terminating Eric Miyeni’s column for speaking his mind openly and frankly. – ancylhq (ANC Youth League HQ)

Haffajee should take a chill pill, she is supposed to be journo, why act like a suspicious rat. – Stella Mzobotshi (Facebook)

Speak Miyeni speak! – Mzwandile A Ndlambe (Facebook)

Team Haffajee
Personally speaking, I think Eric Miyeni is an ignorant misogynist – first lebo [Mashile] now ferial [Haffajee]? No more BS in the form of opinion – pulaneb (pulane)

Eric Miyeni piece is shocking to say the least. Necklace? Goodness! Let’s play the ball, not the (wo)man. – ClaysonMonyela (Clayson Monyela)

Even the biggest critic of the City Press would agree that what Eric Miyeni just wrote is low, personal and missing the point. – @Vida15 (Andile Ndlovu)

Team Haffajee?

I think she (Ferial Haffajee) is a fantastic human being personally speaking – Eric Miyeni on eNews after he was fired for the column in which he called Haffajee a “black snake in the grass, deployed by white capital to sow discord among blacks”

Tweets on Miyeni
So Eric Miyeni, is that how Women’s Month has to start? – Tendaijoe (Tendai Sean Joe)

Poor Eric Miyeni. He was once quite a credible, lucid chap. That his brain is now so basic and atrophied is very sad. Another #demagogue – GarethCliff (Gareth Cliff)

@SamWilson1 Please donate all your excess adverbs to Eric Miyeni. He needs them desperately. – gussilber (Gus Silber)

Quote from @ferialhaffajee that’s haunted me for years: “He tests my commitment to freedom of speech”. Today it applies to Eric Miyeni. – phillipdewet (Phillip de Wet)

eric miyeni makes [David] bullard look like a sweetie pie – brodiegal (Nechama Brodie)

Note to #Miyeni: For my necklace: am more a Tanzanite girl than Swarovski or rubber, OK? Right, the real kitchen calls... – ferialhaffajee (Ferial Haffajee)

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