That “other Mandela doctor” is at it again

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Iqbal Surve (File: AFP)
Iqbal Surve (File: AFP)

Terry Bell

That “other Mandela doctor” is at it again. Iqbal Survé surfaced last week, using the pages of his flagship Johannesburg newspaper The Star to accuse Naspers, owner of the 24.com stable, and BizNews (which does not belong to Naspers) of being local variants of the notorious Bell Pottinger propaganda machine.  

Specifically singled out was me as a journalist who, according to Survé, “was contracted by Naspers/Media24 to write negative stories about Independent Media and myself”.

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