Huisgenoot journalist suspended pending investigation

23 November 2018
Source: YOU

Source: YOU

On Friday 23 November, YOU’s sister magazine Huisgenoot suspended one of its journalists pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

On Friday 23 November, YOU’s sister magazine Huisgenoot suspended one of its journalists pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

Yvonne Beyers, the editor of Huisgenoot, learnt this week of allegations of a potentially unprofessional relationship between a Huisgenoot journalist and one of the convicted criminals and other role players in the Krugersdorp murder trial.  

The editor of Huisgenoot viewed the allegations in a serious light and immediately launched an investigation, in cooperation with Media24 management, to ascertain the facts.

The editor took the necessary steps in line with Media24’s internal policy, and also obtained legal advice.

On Friday, 23 November the journalist in question was suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of Huisgenoot’s internal investigation.

Huisgenoot views the incident in a serious light and has taken the necessary steps to address the issue according to Media24’s internal policy.

Huisgenoot won’t give any further comment on the issue pending the outcome of the internal investigation. 

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