Editor of The Citizen newspaper, Steven Motale recently wrote an open letter to President Jacob Zuma, apologising for his part in a sinister agenda against President Zuma.
In the letter, Motale articulates that the media is as much to blame for current state of the country’s politics and economy as politicians and economists.
Motale says that this sinister agenda against Zuma stated in 2005, when Schabir Shaik was found guilty of corruption and fraud. Since then he says, coverage of Zuma has seemed as if he too was found guilty of corruption and fraud.
To get more insight to the story CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Franz Kruger, Adjunct Professor & Director of the Wits Radio Academy:
Sometimes there is a tone in some reporting which is kind of snide and mean spirited and constantly expects the worst and I think that’s what he puts the single on but I don’t think that represents the media as whole— Franz Kruger, Adjunct Professor & Director of the Wits Radio Academy
Click here to read Motale’s open letter
Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show: