SundayTimes and former ANN7 journalist set the record straight on fake statement

The Sunday Times has dismissed claims that a journalist was suspended for refusing to write a “fabricated” front page article about the links between former president Jacob Zuma and the Bosasa scandal.

A statement alleged to be from former journalist at The New Age and ANN7 Farida Joyce has been circulated on social media and on WhatsApp.

Joyce has since gone on to set the record straight in a tweet.

Sunday Times Political Editor Sibongakonke Shoba says the publication has never appointed Joyce.

He says this is part of a strategy to discredit the paper.

It is part of a strategy to further discredit Sunday Times. It started on Saturday, the day we were writing the story. Questions that we had sent to people who were mentioned in the story were distributed to WhatsApp groups of the ANC.

Sibongakonke Shoba, Sunday Times Political Editor

It is also part of a strategy to intimidate journalists from writing these stories.

Sibongakonke Shoba, Sunday Times Political Editor

Speaking to Karima Brown, Joyce says she is surprised that her name was used in the statement.

I am actually surprised that my name would have been chosen because I am a young upcoming journalist. I have only been in the industry for four years.

Farida Joyce, former journalist at The New Age and ANN7

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