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Will Drum magazine apologies to South African personality Bonang Matheba?

Filed under : Africa, Entertainment, Lifestyle

The Press Ombudsman has instructed Drum magazine to apologies to Bonang Matheba, after being found guilty for publishing her medical records without permission.

“The ombudsman dismissed the complaint that Drum had published sensational material about Matheba as this was not in breach of the Press Code. However, the publication was found in breach of the code for publishing the medical records” as reported by the Mail & Guardian.

The magazine was directed to apologise on its front page and inside the magazine for publishing the medical records, for publishing unfounded allegations and not reporting that it was doing so, and for making up quotes or ascribing words to Matheba in the cover-lines. It was also instructed to apologise for accepting and publishing allegations from an anonymous source without exercising reasonable care in questioning the source’s motives. – TVSA


Well I shall a wait for the next issue, which usually comes out on Friday and tomorrow is…

Do you think it’s fair that Drum has to apologies or is the Press Ombudsman being fair?

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