10 December 2018

South Africa: 'I Have Not Done Anything Wrong, I Have Not Acted As a Political Influencer'

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In as far as obtaining a cheat sheet, I had never come across such a document until amaBhungane asked me about it, and I don't recall ever receiving such from anybody. I do not even know what a cheat sheet is.

This is a right of reply to the following article: Geoff Makhubo, Jo'burg ANC leader, scored millions from City contract

It's an unfortunate place we find ourselves in South Africa, where one is perceived guilty until proven otherwise in the court of public opinion.

This is often with dire consequences for those who are tried and convicted in the forum where the normal rules of hearing the other side of the story and interrogating the versions of the accusers -- if they are known -- is not available to the accused.

This is often done on basis of innuendo, indifference to context and purely on allegations by aggrieved parties, who often feel that they alone are entitled to certain outcomes.

It is further concerning when what is supposed to be a respectable media organisation picks and chooses which responses to publish and how to frame these.

This is certainly the case with amaBhungane's story with regards to my alleged...

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