Radio host to pay for defamation

2012-10-24 06:58

Metro FM talk show host Criselda Kananda has reportedly been ordered to pay damages for defamatory statements she made about Centurion Academy.

The North Gauteng High Court ordered Kananda to pay the private higher education institution R2 000 and its legal fees, The Star reported.

The school had initially instituted a R300 000 damages claim against Kananda.

This was after she told a Sunday newspaper in April that the academy had “falsely represented” to her that its medium of instruction was English.

Kananda told the journalist that her daughter had failed her first term because of the school’s “exclusively use Afrikaans as a medium of instruction”.

The school said Kananda’s statements were wrong and defamatory, adding it did not discriminate on the basis of language.

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