For The Record

By Drum Digital
01 October 2015

In our 1 October 2015 issue, DRUM magazine interviewed Idols SA host ProVerb on the breakdown of his marriage following his wife’s affair. The story was advertised on our cover and on on our Facebook page.

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Subsequent to it being published, ProVerb has flatly denied speaking to the magazine and accused DRUM of fabricating the story by posting a message on Twitter and Facebook which reads:  “I refused to give @DrumMagazine or any other publication for that matter an interview. The article they have written is fabricated and an outright lie.”

We wish to place on record that DRUM journalist Hopewell Mpapu did indeed interview ProVerb on 11 September 2015 at Urban Brew Studios in Randburg during the shooting of the Hustle’s finale. DRUM is in possession of a photograph documenting their meeting and an exchange between Mpapu and ProVerb on the story. See below.

DRUM is bound by media ethics and rules that prevent us from fabricating stories and sources and strives to operate fairly and in good faith. The magazine stands by its right to publish the story in which ProVerb spoke openly about his wish to protect his children and not judge his wife harshly.

ProVerb’s tweet and Facebook post is an attempt to discredit DRUM and the magazine takes his accusations in a serious light and refutes them.

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