Sowetan editor 'suspended'

2011-02-02 11:35

Johannesburg - Sowetan editor Bongani Keswa was "placed on special leave" on Wednesday, Avusa Media said in a brief statement.

The group's public editor Thabo Leshilo will stand in as acting editor of the daily newspaper, the media company's editor-in-chief Mondli Makhanya said.

Leshilo is a former editor-in-chief of the Sowetan and Sunday World.

Makhanya would not comment further on the matter, other than to say "it is a matter between employer and employee".

The New Age
, quoting unnamed sources, reported on Wednesday that the suspension was related to "dereliction of duty".

Leshilo submitted his resignation to the company last month, indicating he would be leaving at the end of February. He said he would disclose at a later date where he was going.

  • Susannomore - 2011-02-02 11:45

    Will this make any of the articles factual or newsworthy? I hope so

  • mwfrater - 2011-02-02 11:54

    Who cares?

  • IandI - 2011-02-02 11:55

    Sod off!!

  • WaxinLyrical - 2011-02-02 12:30

    Get lost!!! cnt even read the news without being scammed! ugggh

  • Themba - 2011-02-02 12:42

    It happens regularly that people leave companies and go elsewhere or get fired. This leaves us with all sorts of speculation: He was suspended for sexual harassment; He was suspended for giving his boss a warm klap; he stole something; he lied about something or someone; he misrepresented his credentials [bought matric certificates and diplomas from KZN]. This is non-reporting. Give us some meaty story here, bantu.

  • Assegaai - 2011-02-02 12:53

    "placed on special leave" with a golden handshake

  • Joy - 2011-02-02 14:39


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