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SUNDAY TIMES REPORT CLAIMING ANC BOKONE BOPHIRIMA TRANSPORTED 'CHEEERLEADERS' TO THE MANIFESTO LAUNCH MALICIOUS AND UNTRUE
18/04/2016
Dakota Legoete

The ANC in Bokone Bophirima is disappointed at the malicious article published by the Sunday Times newspaper, titled "Cheerleaders only at manifesto bash". The Sunday Times failed to follow the basic principles of journalism, that of doing a proper investigation until they get the truth without being biased.

The story claims that some ANC members were forced off buses to Port Elizabeth because they are viewed as non-supporters of ANC President Jacob Zuma. This claim lacks authenticity and it's clear that the three Sunday Times journalists who wrote the article saw no need to dig deeper for the truth. Simple questions like who issued instructions for people to be removed from buses, to who were those instructions given, how were the instructions communicated and why such instructions were issued would have helped the journalists get the true facts.

It however appears the newspaper deliberately avoided asking these crucial questions because the answers were going to spoil their mean intentions to vilify the ANC.

For the record, the ANC ensures that for every trip undertaken the party knows who is on which bus, so that the organisation can adequately account for everyone on board. Even with this being the norm, the ANC in Bokone Bophirima does not have any information supporting the claims reported in the Sunday Times about the trip to Port Elizabeth. There was no instruction from anyone from the ANC Bokone Bophirima provincial leadership to remove people from buses, so the Sunday Times article is pure fabrication. It's disappointing that none of the three journalists who are proud to put their names on the article saw it proper to advise each other to do an adequate investigation on this untrue non-story.

As ANC in Bokone Bophirima we do not want to reach a conclusion that our country's media has lost its core responsibility of reporting the truth and being objective and fair, but reports such as the one carried by Sunday Times make us wonder if we do not already have such among South Africa's media houses.

We call on all journalists and editors to refrain from being used as political tools and strive for the objective reporting they all claim to uphold.

Issued By: Dakota Legoete: ANC Provincial Secretary

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