Business Day Editor-in-Chief Peter Bruce has written extensively about the Guptas and their toxic effect on South Africa.
Now he is paying the price.
Bruce claims that the Guptas had him followed and secretly photographed.
He is also the target of Gupta Twitter “bots”, created by UK PR firm Bell Pottinger, to burnish the Gupta image.
Bruce says that the Guptas run a private intelligence network in South Africa, probably with assistance from the state’s own intelligence agencies.
(Read Peter Bruce’s article entitled “The price of writing about the Guptas”.)
This morning members of "Black Land First" threatened Bruce at his home.
They vandalised his roller door and hurled insults at him.
They warned him to "go back to Europe".
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Bruce.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
They were basically responding to this morning’s column I wrote in Business Day.— Peter Bruce, Business Day
It’s a sad day for media freedom when you get rent-a-crowd in front of your house.— Peter Bruce, Business Day
The police persuaded them to bugger off.— Peter Bruce, Business Day
They were quite abusive.— Peter Bruce, Business Day
It was the usual rubbish that they talked.— Peter Bruce, Business Day
It was very unsettling.— Peter Bruce, Business Day
I feel sorry for my neighbours and don’t know how to comfort them.— Peter Bruce, Business Day
I’m going to carry on.— Peter Bruce, Business Day
Malusi Gigaba is a Gupta man. We all need to appreciate that.— Peter Bruce, Business Day
The depth of this thing is fantastic! I don’t know if anybody can stop it. What could stop it is the 2019 election. But that might be stealable.— Peter Bruce, Business Day
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