Mailbox: Another Info Scandal looming? Revisiting Independent’s R900m propaganda gift

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When sitting on the Biznews desk many fascinating emails cross our path, and every now and again we get to make them public, with permission from the author of course.

Ed Herbst, a former journalist, is worried the country may be on the cusp of another info scandal. Herbst’s concerns lie in an article Politicsweb editor James Myburgh wrote asking how much of the R900m loan from the Public Investment Corporation to Iqbal Surve’s Independent Media Group has been repaid.

The question sparked a Surve’ campaign to “expose racists” naming Myburgh, Biznews publisher Alec Hogg (after we republished Myburgh’s piece) and former Oxford Don, author RW Johnson. That dust has now settled but the question of whether Surve is servicing his loan from public sector pensioners remains unanswered two months later. One wonders if the public will ever know? Some good insight. – Stuart Lowman

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