Media restraint urged over KZN mass graves

2015-03-18 14:41

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Johannesburg - The media should exercise restraint in its reporting about the discovery of mass graves in Dududu on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, the provincial executive council said on Wednesday.

"There could be no better opportunity to exercise restraint in what we report and how we report it, than this singular unprecedented issue under a democratic South Africa," spokesperson Thamsanqa Ngwenya said in a statement.

On Tuesday the Daily News reported that the bodies in mass graves, discovered months ago, would be identified through DNA analysis.

The DNA in the remains would need to be matched to living relatives.

Unconfirmed reports put the number of bodies in the grave at around 100.

Ngwenya said: "This is not a story brought to the fore by media. It is in the public domain as a result of the transparency and openness of this government."

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