LETTER TO THE EDITOR | KwaSizabantu Mission: Let us have our dignity

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KwaSizabantu Mission invited members who claim to have suffered abuse at the church to come forward.
KwaSizabantu Mission invited members who claim to have suffered abuse at the church to come forward.
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Roland Moodley writes that there should not be what he terms one-sided reporting on KwaSizabantu mission and that the CRL should be allowed to finish before conclusions are made.


I totally disagree with ombudsman George Claasen's article on various case studies in retrospect to contraventions of the media surrounding News24 coverage on the entire KwaSizabantu mission allegations.

READ | Opinion: From spotlight to Kwasizabantu: A watchdog protecting the vulnerable

The media in my humble opinion is allowing for one-sided stories which will ultimately tarnish your media brand. 

Please advise if the media should mostly show its head as a one-sided story, without right of reply. Kindly assist with the legal term of Audi Alteram Partem and apply my plea in defence of the mission expose.

A CRL committee has been set up where a large number of victims have come forward to relay their tales of events that have transpired some years ago. So let's allow for that to happen and in the same breath, have closure.

However, I do not agree with daily events and stories that need "to be" published, when ultimately the findings will come out at the commission.

Surely right now, each and everyone one of us should be treated with dignity and just not like victims?

- Roland Moodley, Durban.

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