Adriaan Basson | Brother Elon, come to SA to see everything that is wrong with Twitter

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Tweeter-in-chief | Elon Musk has a mammoth task to detoxify Twitter.
Tweeter-in-chief | Elon Musk has a mammoth task to detoxify Twitter.
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The new owner of Twitter, South African-born billionaire Elon Musk, cannot create a free speech nirvana without accountability, writes Adriaan Basson.

Last week, I briefly returned from my self-imposed Twitter hiatus to respond to a mind-blowingly dishonest tweet by former President Jacob Zuma, and/or his foundation.

Shortly after Chief Justice Raymond Zondo released the fourth instalment of his report into state capture, Zuma's foundation tweeted: "Fruits of a poisoned tree", ostensibly in reference to processes followed by Zondo and former public protector, Thuli Madonsela, in their state capture investigations.

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