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.