Apology to Roy Bennett over fabricated story – The Sunday Mail

via — Matter of fact — – The Sunday Mail by Wenceslaus Murape | Sunday, Apr 6, 2014

MDC-T treasurer-general Mr Roy Bennett has refuted a story quoting him as blasting party leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai over the suspension of deputy treasurer Mr Elton Mangoma. The article, headlined “Bennett slams Tsvangirai”, which was carried in the March 23 issue of The Sunday Mail, was written by a Bulawayo-based freelance reporter, Simba Jemwa, who has been unreachable on his mobile phone after claiming that he has a voice recording of the purported interview. Through his lawyer Mr Tafadzwa Ralph Mugabe of Nyakutombwa Mugabe legal Counsel, Mr Bennett described the so-called interview as “a complete falsehood”.

He said no such interview ever took place. Speaking through his lawyer, Mr Bennett said he disassociates himself from the title, content and implications of Jemwa’s story

In the circumstances, The Sunday Mail is retracting the story and apologising to Mr Bennett for any inconveniences caused by the publication of the story.


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    apolitical 9 years ago

    A shame other opposition news media outlets including Zimbabwe situation don’t act as ethically with some of the propaganda rubbish they publish.

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      Mupurisa 9 years ago

      Apolitical, asi wakadzidza here? Tenga dictionary uwone zvinoreva apolitical. Asi kana usina kudzidza, then maybe haunga goni kuverenga ka? You are a good example of the hypocrites, thieves and murderers that run our once beautiful & prosperous country. One has to wonder, just how much more you Zanoids intend to loot and destroy.
      If you don’t like what is said in other news papers, stick to your stupid Herald & Sunday mail, gudo remunhu!!

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      Kevin Watson 9 years ago

      The real criminals in Zimbabwe are people like you who think that the criminals who populate ZANU PF are legitimate. Why don’t you roll over and die.

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    kutongwa nonjazi 9 years ago

    Kumwe kupenga kunoda kuitirwa pasina vanhu.

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    Manyongori 9 years ago

    KI ki ki,guys don’t take apolitical serious,i think he enjoys it when he gets us angry with his out of context and plain tasteless comments.These days i just laugh kana abvotomoka-my daily dose of humour in this tragedy we call Zim.