Columnist Max du Preez has had to remove the social media posts in which he shared the link to an internal memo documenting South African Airways' (SAA) alleged insolvency.
Du Preez called the troubled national carrier 'a bunch of bullies', after it served several news organisations with interim court orders to prevent them from publishing an internal memo which he says is in the public interest.
Well over 2000 people shared the social media posts and I was phoned by the lawyers to remove my tweets and Facebook posts, or face an urgent court order.— Max du Preez, newspaper columnist
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SAA has just forced me to delete tweets & FB posts with links to the secret memo warning about its reckless trading - after shared by 1000s— Max du Preez (@MaxduPreez) November 26, 2015