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'All those responsible for Sunday Times "tainted scoops" should be accountable'

15 October 2018 1:00 PM
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Katy Katopodis
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Sanef's Katy Katopodis says the Sunday Times saga has done great damage to our society, democracy and to journalism.

Sanef Deputy Chairperson Katy Katopodis says The Sunday Times needs to come clean on its false reporting on some of the biggest stories.

She says there should be more action taken by the newspaper, such as perhaps holding public hearings, and having all those responsible being held to account.

The newspaper made headlines after it was revealed that it had run "tainted" scoops on the Cato Manor “death squad”, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) “rogue unit” and the Zimbabwean renditions.

The paper said it had been the victim of political manipulation.

Read: I resigned from Sunday Times because I couldn't breathe - Pearlie Joubert

There is no doubt in our minds that these stories have done an enormous damage to our society, democracy and to our profession. What happened is really unacceptable.

Katy Katopodis, Sanef Deputy Chairperson

I think we all need to see all those responsible being held accountable because of the damage it has done to us.

Katy Katopodis, Sanef Deputy Chairperson

When I hear things like that, it is really like a dagger to my heart because as journalists our credibility and our integrity is the only thing we hold dear so if this is really the tip of the iceberg it will be a travesty for us as a country.

Katy Katopodis, Sanef Deputy Chairperson

To hear the rest of the conversation with Katy Katopodis, listen below:


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15 October 2018 1:00 PM
Tags:
Katy Katopodis
Cato Manor
Sars rogue unit
Sunday Times saga

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