Apology to Hathurani

2017-08-27 05:58

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City Press apologises to Edrees Hathurani for unfairly and without any substantiation stating as fact that he claimed to have paid a Financial Services Board executive R12m to make his tax troubles go away.

This made the reportage unfair and carried with it the real possibility of causing unnecessary harm to Hathurani’s dignity and reputation.

The Press Ombudsman also reprimanded City Press for referring to Hathurani as the owner of Africa Cash and Carry and not one of the business’ owners.

The complaint relates to a sidebar titled “Sars’ forgotten bling raids” published by City Press as part of a package on the revenue collection service.

- Visit presscouncil.org.za for the full finding

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