Talking point: Haffajee versus Miyeni

City Press editor-in-chief Ferial Haffajee has indicated that she may sue Eric Miyeni over a column that appeared in The Sowetan. Tell us what you think…

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Key quotes from Miyeni’s column


“Julius Malema must never answer a Ferial Haffajee. Who the devil is she anyway if not a black snake in the grass, deployed by white capital to sow discord among blacks?”

“In the 80s she’d (Haffajee) probably have had a burning tyre around her neck.”

“I am more inclined to think that people like Haffajee, who edits City Press, are most likely to be the kind that wakes up in the morning, sees their black faces in the mirror only to feel a wave of self-hatred rising up to nauseate them.”

“Can we be sure that City Press did not manufacture these facts (about Julius Malema’s secret trust)? If it didn't, how do we know it did not break the law to obtain them and then twisted these 'facts' to ruin Malema? We know that News Of The World was closed down in England because its journalists illegally hacked into people's private phones for news. Who's to say that Haffajee's City Press isn't doing the same?”

“Mandela has trusts in his name, but because white people put money in them there are no Haffajee complaints.”

“The Haffajees of this racist world are not digging up any dirt on DA officials. Instead, they sickeningly presume that white fortune is legitimately earned until proven otherwise and that it's the opposite for black success. To hell with Haffajee and her kind.”
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