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Spy agency's media interference mirrors apartheid-era info scandal

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Testimony from Sydney Mufamadi at the state capture inquiry reveals that a campaign to influence postive media coverage was conducted during Jacob Zuma's presidency. John Matisonn writes that the campaign is similar to one run by the apartheid government.

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