Dasnois papers: Survé made rants and threats

Cape Town - Former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois has revealed details of Iqbal Survé’s “rants and threats” at her disciplinary hearing.

In papers filed at the Labour Court, Dasnois says the May 2014 hearing was “hijacked” by Survé, who accused her of being a racist, liar and threatened to sue her, reported Grubstreet. Survé owns Sekunjalo Group which bought out Independent Newspapers.

The Cape Times is published by Independent Newspapers.

He also accused Dasnois of “being so consumed by anger, by a hatred... [for Survé]".

According to initial papers filed last year, Dasnois claims the disciplinary hearing into her alleged misconduct was "nothing more than the rubber-stamping of a decision taken some time before then by [Iqbal] Survé to engineer the removal of the applicant as editor of the Cape Times".

In her statement of case, Dasnois contends that in firing her Independent Newspapers unfairly discriminated against her, Sapa reported.

Survé says Dasnois was removed from her position as Cape Times editor for not leading with news about the death of former president Nelson Mandela.

But Dasnois contended she was fired after the newspaper published a front-page article on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's finding against former Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

It found that the minister was guilty of maladministration and improper and unethical conduct in the awarding of an R800m tender to a Sekunjalo subsidiary to manage the state's fishery vessels.

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